“Increase Your Praise”

In God’s grace I am seeking to be humble. And as I seek, the first step that I am deciding to take is to learn more about the character of my God, for He deserves all praise and adoration. When He first revealed to me the despicable pride that had infested my heart, I suddenly … Continue reading

Before stumbling

I am confounded by the depravity of my own heart. How true it is that my heart is deceitful. Honestly, it is very discouraging, disheartening, and saddening when I’ve prayed continually  to the Lord, expressing my desire to glorify and not sin against Him, and then stumble into the very sin that I wanted most to avoid. If … Continue reading

The Wonderful Cross

The symbol of our great Savior, who laid down His sinless life for the sake of sinful wretches, is the cross. It is at the cross that we see His love poured out, overflowing as a river to cover the offenses and transgressions of mankind. We will never understand this love, nor the sacrifice that … Continue reading

God, teach me to trust…

Recently, I have found myself with so many questions. My heart has been troubled and my mind crowded with thoughts, trying to sort through life. Wondering how I need to respond to present circumstances, wondering what God has in store for my future, wondering what His plan is,  wondering how to be joyous in Him, … Continue reading

In Christ Alone

Where is our hope, our joy, our life, our redemption, or our salvation? Is it not in Jesus Christ? Not only is it in Christ, but it is in His name and His power alone. Keith Getty and Stuart Townhend powerfully communicate this message in their modern hymn, “In Christ Alone”. As many of you … Continue reading

So we celebrate the Resurrection…

1 Corinthians 15:1-5 “Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of … Continue reading

Desperate for grace

2 Corinthians 12:9, “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly therefore, I will rather boast of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” In recent weeks, I have found myself completely and totally overwhelmed with responsibilities, decisions, activities, … Continue reading

All I Have Is Christ

I sang this song in church this morning, and it was such a blessing to me. Sovereign Grace Music aptly tells the story of the sinner who as been brought to life by the blood of Jesus. This song expresses the  true embodiment of the Christian life and faith. Surely we were all once lost and depraved, … Continue reading

“Oh Heart” – A Reflection

“Oh Heart” Author Anonymous In what, oh heart, do you find joy? Does it last eternally? What shall cause you to overflow, is it mercy, boundless free? If you were once to skip a beat, would it be at the Savior’s voice? To hear Him call you out by name, to bask in His sovereign choice? … Continue reading

“Again, I will say rejoice!”

1 Thessalonians 5:16, “Rejoice always…” It is not enough to say that I do not rejoice as often as I should, nor as passionately as I should. Recently, the Lord not only convicted me of my lack of joy, but also encouraged my heart with all that I have to truly rejoice in. Really, how … Continue reading

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