• Jesus Pain

    God Knows Your Pain

    God, our benevolent and gracious God, knows what pain is. He knows what disappointment feels like and He knows how stubborn mankind is because He created all things (Colossians 1:16), knows all things (Psalm 139), and can experience in perfect matrimony, all things. God is not only the creator of what is visible but what is invisible (Colossians 1:16). This includes ...
  • Judas

    Where is Judas?

    A friend of mine made this statement on Twitter, “sometimes I wonder if Judas made Heaven.” It made me think. With Easter still fresh in our minds and souls —  where is Judas? You know, Judas Iscariot, the man who betrayed the Son of God with a kiss for 30 pieces of silver? The same guy who is arguably the most ...
  • devotional

    4 Things Christians Should Stop Doing (Devotional)

    As Christians, there are many things we should not continue doing but instead of writing the cliche “thou shall not judge” I decided to be more expansive and touch on ideas many of us have probably never thought about. Here’s another devotional – 4 things Christians should stop doing. 1. Staying within our own communities and surrounding ourselves with people ...
  • Prayer

    Prayer Is Powerful

    Often, I hear people say, “I don’t know how to pray” or “I don’t feel strong enough to pray.” I even had one friend return to church — after many years away — just to figure out how to best pray for a friend who asked for prayer! Prayer should not be intimidating, it should be peaceful and comforting to ...
  • holiness

    Striving For Holiness

    I don’t know about you, but at times I feel so fed up with myself because I don’t feel like I am doing anything — anything with real gravity to it — I’m simply existing. I need reminding that I am doing something. I’m being who Christ has called me to be. My mindset has started to change. It’s changing from one ...
  • War

    A Loving War, A Need For Jesus

    Before you ever believed in, knew of, or encountered God, you were at war with Him. The thought is daunting. We are all born rebellious beings. Ever since the fall of Adam and Eve, humans have been in a perpetual state of rebellion against God. Not because we hate Him, although some do, but because we are sinners. We are ...
  • unbiblical

    God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle & 5 Other Unbiblical Truths We Believe

    As pioneers for the truth, many of us Christians echo sentiments that are not based on Biblical truths. Here are 5 short unBiblical statements that we often believe. 1. The Devil made me do it. We can blame the Devil for a lot. Most definitely. However, saying the Devil made you do something isn’t correct — he may have tempted you — ...
  • Word of God

    Memorize The Word Of God (Devotional)

    Why don’t we memorize the word of God? Two weeks ago I saw a post on Instagram from Desiring God that really stuck with me. In it, John Piper said these words: “Ten minutes a day in the Bible will not cut it in this world. This is the very word of God. Read it. Meditate on it. Memorize large portions ...
  • hear from God

    I Never Hear From God

    Often, I hear these words, “God never speaks to me” or “I never hear from God” and for a long time I often repeated this, and it wasn’t a lie. I didn’t hear from God. And I didn’t hear from Him because I was not actively seeking Him – not because He wasn’t talking but because I wasn’t listening. I ...
  • Confidence

    Have Confidence When Approaching God

    Confidence is a trait many of us lack. We aren’t confident in our own abilities, skills, or talents. We seem to display a lack of confidence in all that we do – always second guessing our decisions. Often this shortage extends to our relationship with God. Why do we reek of worry and self-doubt when we approach God? We doubt ...