I Love Your House! Psalm 84:1-4

1-2 What a beautiful home, God-of-the-Angel-Armies!    I’ve always longed to live in a place like this,Always dreamed of a room in your house,    where I could sing for joy to God-alive! 3-4 Birds find nooks and crannies in your house,    sparrows and swallows make nests there.They lay their eggs and raise their young,    singing their songs in the place where we worship.God-of-the-Angel-Armies!Continue reading “I Love Your House! Psalm 84:1-4”

The Mystery of Each Other

No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12 As believers we should understand the mysterious substitution that has happened. Jesus has exchanged places with us, giving His righteousness in exchange for our sin.  Verses in 1 John make itContinue reading “The Mystery of Each Other”

When Others are More Gifted Than You

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all.” 1 Corinthians 12:4, NLT “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.” 1 Peter 4:10 Several years ago, the Holy Spirit upended my understandingContinue reading “When Others are More Gifted Than You”

Counseling Others

  “Rash language cuts and maims, but there is healing in the words of the wise.” Proverbs 12:18, Message Lately, I have grown skeptical of my own ability to give out sound counsel.  For the most part I have refrained from doing so, lately, I introduce them to the wisdom and love of Jesus.  ItContinue reading “Counseling Others”