According to His Purposes

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purposes.” Rom 8:28 When we read this Scripture, some Christians take the Candy Land approach and are soon disappointed with God. Their take is that God runs a candy store and He always gives His children whatever they want, even if it isn’t in their best interests long term. Similar to giving a child all the candy they want whenever they want it. Soon they reap a harvest of cavities, tooth decay, poor health… Continue reading

Jesus wept

Scripture: “Jesus wept.” John 11:35 This is the shortest verse in the Bible. You can memorize it. Easy. Many people think of Jesus as a person who knew His mission, took charge, and made things happen. He walked on water, turned water into wine, healed people, cast out demons, and threw the money-changers out of the Temple in Jerusalem. A Man of action. A Man with a plan. Yet there was a softer side to Jesus. If you’re a man, I hope this verse lets you know that expressing your emotion through tears doesn’t make you less of a man.… Continue reading