Trust in the Lord

Christians should always keep God’s numerous blessings in mind and be thankful for them, if for no other reason than to avoid stress and burnout.  During times of being stressed out and worried over things, it’s easy to forget that God ultimately provides and protects; this may lead the beginning of doubt over either God’s ability to care for us or His love for us.  I believe this is why Jesus told us three times in the Sermon on the Mount to not worry (Matthew 6:25, 31, 34) and the Holy Spirit inspired the Old Testament psalmist to tell us three times in one psalm to not worry (Psalm 37:1, 7, 8).  This particular psalm – Psalm 37 – tells us exactly how to avoid stress by recognizing how good God truly is.… Read More Trust in the Lord

Are You Part of the 144,000?

Chapter 7 is one of the more misunderstood chapters of Revelation. Even though the book says it is “signified” (Revelation 1:1), many take what is written in the book literally instead of figuratively. For example, I’ve talked to some who read chapter 7 and conclude there will be only 144,000 souls in heaven when all is said and done. I’ve talked to others who think that in the end only 144,000 from the nation of Israel will be saved. Such is not the case.… Read More Are You Part of the 144,000?

Consider What Great Things He Has Done For You

Each day all of us are faced with a choice.  Do we do what is right and obey God, or do we follow Satan?  Next time you are faced with that choice, think of all God does for you.  As Scripture says, “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares…for you” (1 Peter 5:6-7).… Read More Consider What Great Things He Has Done For You