It’s Friday…Be a Taste of Heaven

It’s a vicious world, isn’t it? Gossip abounds, deception is rampant, and faithfulness is hard to find. People stab each other in the back, sometimes, even literally. Relationships are often based on fragile conditions that eventually undo them. Truth is treated as a relative concept and integrity is a rarity. We see pockets of commitmentContinue reading “It’s Friday…Be a Taste of Heaven”

It’s Friday…When We Least Expect Him, Expect Him

God is a God who loves surprises. For years, Israel had heard the stories, like God bringing His people out of Egypt, guiding them to the land of promise, pruning the nation through the kings and prophets, disciplining them for rebellion, and lavishing upon them promises of restoration in the last days. And those promisesContinue reading “It’s Friday…When We Least Expect Him, Expect Him”

It’s Friday…We Have Nothing To Fear

We are eternal beings. Yes, our lives are grounded in eternity. That realization made the early followers of Jesus bold and adventurous. It kept them from cowering in the hands of the Romans and the mouths of lions. It kept them from running from Pharisaical zealots and savage stonings. It motivated Paul, after having beenContinue reading “It’s Friday…We Have Nothing To Fear”

It’s Friday…And Don’t Worry About It

It’s a New Year. We all begin it with high hopes and do our best to keep anxiety at bay. Yet, we’re all anxious by nature, frequently wondering how things will turn out for us. We know bad things happen to all kinds of people, and it’s only natural for us to worry that theyContinue reading “It’s Friday…And Don’t Worry About It”

It’s Friday…Love Always Comes First

We’re hours away from a New Year. What would you say as a farewell to your loved ones as you wrap up another year, and look forward to the one to come? “Be very careful to love The LORD your God.” (Joshua 23:11) As the aging Joshua gave his farewell address, he wasn’t just sayingContinue reading “It’s Friday…Love Always Comes First”

It’s Friday…Greater Than We Imagined

It’s Christmas. God came in the flesh. Which means Jesus had a lineage. The Gospel of Matthew reveals it. His genealogy seems rather long and boring. And even though the lineage of Jesus is extremely special, it still isn’t the highlight of what we read in Scripture. Yes, we know He is traceable to Abraham,Continue reading “It’s Friday…Greater Than We Imagined”

It’s Friday…It’s A Simple Act

Many of us will have much to eat in the coming days. Nearly every time the Gospels mention Jesus eating, they mention that He gives thanks. That was the case when He fed multitudes with only a handful of food to start with, and that was the case at His Last Supper. Knowing He wasContinue reading “It’s Friday…It’s A Simple Act”

It’s Friday…It’s His Golden Opportunity

Strong warriors have been reduced to weak, desperate souls in the battlefield. There comes a time in every human fight when strength is exhausted. That applies to battle weary soldiers as well as to warriors of Christ. Whether the fight is over land or souls, it can be intense. When it is, human weakness showsContinue reading “It’s Friday…It’s His Golden Opportunity”

It’s Friday…Amazing Unlimited Grace!

How do you know God to be? Do you see Him and know Him as unlimited in wisdom, unlimited in power, and unlimited in love? You should because that is who He is. Yet, whenever we try to imagine the greatness of any of His attributes, we fall short. We just can’t picture it. WeContinue reading “It’s Friday…Amazing Unlimited Grace!”

It’s Friday…He Gave Us Eyes For His Glory

In Psalm 71 we read that the Psalmist was in a ‘pickle,’ a crisis really. He needs rescuing. We don’t know the exact ‘hiccup’ he was experiencing, and it really doesn’t matter. What we do know is how he responded. Though he has enemies who conspire against him, he knows where to find help. AndContinue reading “It’s Friday…He Gave Us Eyes For His Glory”