"But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips." - Colossians 3:8 "The root issue you are dealing with is fear. The physical symptom is control, and when you cannot control, you get angry because of unmet expectations." These were the words I … Continue reading Christian Meditation: Check Under the Hood
"Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets." Amos 3:7 "You are called to free workplace believers from the Esau life." Those were the words spoken to me years ago by someone God sent into my life. I had been in the midst of trying to understand some … Continue reading Christian Meditation: God’s Messengers
"Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him." (1 Kings 19:18). One the great acts of the prophet Elijah took place at Mount Carmel where he called down fire upon the altar of Baal and slaughtered 400 prophets of … Continue reading Christian Meditation: Is Perception Reality?
"Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'" Matthew 19:26 Dwight L. Moody was a poorly educated, unordained, shoe salesman who felt God's call to preach the gospel. Early one morning he and some friends gathered in a hay field for a season of prayer, … Continue reading Christian Meditation: A Shoe Salesman – D.L Moody story
..."Cheer up! On your feet! He's calling you." Mark 10:49 Do you recall the circumstances when God first called you into relationship with Him? Were you in need of something? Were you in a crisis situation? Every day God calls someone into relationship with Him through different circumstances. More often than not, the circumstances relate … Continue reading Christian Meditation: Do you remember God’s first call on your life?
"Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea." Acts 8:40 Many times I've heard a man or woman say they cannot participate in an event, a service, or activity for God because of the time it will take away from their job. God has … Continue reading Christian Meditation: Redeeming the Time
"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails." Proverbs 19:21 Have you ever heard of someone who spent years of preparation for one vocation only to end up doing something completely different? Perhaps this could be said of you. Quite often we have in our minds what … Continue reading Christian Meditation: Our Plans and God’s Plans – Samuel Morse’s Story
Triumphant Defeats William Wallace was a Scotsman who sought freedom from a tyrannical king of England in the 1200s. He initially took up this cause in retaliation for his own personal family losses. His cause grew among the people, and it became an insurrection against England. Wallace entreated Robert the Bruce, the future king of … Continue reading Christian Meditation: Sometimes Defeat is Required Before Victory
"As for the donkeys you lost three days ago, do not worry about them; they have been found. And to whom is all the desire of Israel turned, if not to you and all your father's family?" 1 Samuel 9:20 Saul and his servant were out seeking his father's lost donkeys. This was symbolic of … Continue reading Christian Meditation: When a Problem Turns Into a Calling
"Each man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land." #Isaiah 32:2 Have you ever walked in a dry, hot climate for an extended time? The sun beats down, sweat begins … Continue reading Christian Meditation: You and I Might Be the Only Bible Someone Ever Reads