Plowing a field is a really slow process to do right. You drive the tractor quite slowly, ensuring the plow digs in nice and deep into the dirt. Go too fast (trying to take a shortcut) and the blades just skip over the surface. In other words, it takes time to get things just right for a healthy crop to grow. It’s the same when it comes to our spiritual life.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!Psalm 139:17 (NLT) “Pastor Chad. I don’t think God likes me.” I was stunned at what I had just heard. But, I could tell the person was being real and authentic with me. They truly believed that God didn’t like them. They believed... Continue Reading →
Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses.1 Timothy 6:12 (NLT) I grew up in a household with one older brother. To say that we fought a lot would be an understatement. Well, actually,... Continue Reading →
Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.Psalm 25:5 (NLT) Have you ever been in a store when a little kid threw a tantrum? It’s pure awesomeness! It all begins when a toddler knows for sure that they... Continue Reading →
Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.Proverbs 18:13 (NLT) When I was working at the City of Salem (before I entered ministry), one of the things the library department hosted were author talks. These were generally pretty cool, and featured very well-known authors of some of the most popular books... Continue Reading →