Wednesday, August 22, 2012

When are We Most Satisfied in God?

I came across a quote today attributed to John Piper saying: "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him." The quote made me stop and do some thinking. I want God to be glorified in me, and I imagine you want God to be glorified in you—I don't think there is any question about that. A good question that generates much self-inspection is this: when are we most satisfied in God?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Getting through Trials and Afflictions

by Gregory A. Johnson
Getting through Trials and Afflictions, By Gregory A. Johnson

As we follow Christ, there will be many times when our journey will take us through trials and afflictions that test our faith. During these times, all we need to do is cry out with a simple prayer: "Father, help me through this. I don't know what else to do but to simply wait on you and your help."

There have been many times in my walk with the LORD when I have prayed that prayer, I've still been left with worry and anxiety. I've learned to recognize that these fears are the fruit of the sin of unbelief, and so now, I quickly repent and ask the LORD to forgive me, thus renewing my trust in Him.

The best thing we can do in our times of trial and affliction is to ask the LORD for help, and then wait on Him to help us. You can rest assured that help will come, but you must know that it will come in His time and in His way.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Olympic Running and the Race We Run

With the London 2012 Summer Olympics well under way, Olympic running has started. If you have done any running, you know the tremendous training that is involved in order to finish a race, let alone win it. Running is not easy.

It always amazes me how well tuned the Olympic runners are. They have trained for years to reach the level of athletes they have become. When they go to the starting line, their confidence is in their training. Each one runs the race to receive an Olympic medal. Fixing their eyes on the finish line, they will give it all that they have.

Each one of us has a race to run; our life is a race. No one else can run it for us; we run our own race at our own pace. How we choose to run it will determine our ultimate destiny. How can we successfully run our race?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sharing Favorite Scripture

This is my first post on my brand-new website. I thought it would be appropriate to share what I love to read, study, apply, obey, teach, preach, and write about—Scripture.

Let me share four of my favorite Scriptures with you. It's hard to pick just four, but here they are: