It’s that time of year.
Yes, that means Christmas and everything that comes with it, and New Years celebrations.
It’s also time, for many of us, for our year end performance evaluation at our work.
If you’re looking for a great prayer to start your workday, one that will set you up to be truly Spirit led all day long, you’ve come to the right blog post.
Before we talk about that particular prayer, I thought I’d share 8 things I have learned and believe to be true about prayer.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” – Ephesians 6:12 (NKJV).
I have tried not to talk about political issues on this blog, but I want to share how frustrated, yes angry, I was when on Friday a federal judge simply dismissed Amendment One here in North Carolina.
This amendment, voted on by over 60% of North Carolinians, made it illegal to pass a law ushering in gay marriage in our state.
You’re in that moment. You’re alone with someone.
You want to have a conversation with them that really matters. A conversation about God, about Jesus.
Sharing your faith is one thing in theory, another when you’re in that moment and don’t know what to say.
It may be someone you know very well, an acquaintance, or someone you just met.
Do you want to share the gospel at work but either are afraid to do so or don’t know where to start?
Today, I want to focus on a simple method that is demonstrated by Philip in the first chapter of John when he’s speaking with Nathanael.
Jesus had just invited Philip to join Him by saying two simple words “Follow me”. Then…
I have so much respect for Ken Ham and his ministry at Answers in Genesis.
He courageously defends the Word of God as true and takes that belief to the next step.
Starting from a position of faith, he and his staff are able to make sense out of the evidence that is available in the natural world. They’re able to explain countless issues that the secular scientific community simply doesn’t have an answer for.
I agree with Ken Ham that our earth was created approximately 6,000 years ago, as the Bible says it was. I know that not all Christians agree on a young earth. This is not a salvation issue and I’m not condemning Christians who feel this way, but I personally believe that Christians want to believe in an old earth at least partly because they don’t want to feel stupid. Many of them are starting from an assumption that the dogma coming from the secular, atheist scientists concerning theories like evolution are true. They’re not, they’re an interpretation of facts based on a worldview hostile to the notion of a Creator.
Ken is a great example of what happens when you step out in faith. Great things happen. In his case, from his faith in the truth of the Bible, so many wonderful apologetics teachings have emerged, teachings that have strengthened and emboldened the faith of many Christians like me.
I think you can imagine who I think the winner of this debate was. I believe the real winner was anyone who watched this who heard something different than what they’re used to hearing from the secular media. They heard the truth, and I pray that many of them will rethink how they’ve been brainwashed by society and instead seek out the truth found in God’s Word.
If you watched the debate, please leave a comment with your thoughts.
“If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For so you will heap coals of fire on his head,
And the Lord will reward you.” – Proverbs 25:21-22 (NKJV)
Do you love the grouch at work?
I’ll be honest, my original title for this post was “Love the Jerk at Work”, but I’m trying not to use words in my blog that my kids wouldn’t let me say at home, say I decided to go with grouch.
Like you, I’ve known a number of grouches over my working career. They are the people who are able to find something negative to say about nearly everything. Not only do they not care if they offend, at times they go out of their way to offend you.
“You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth. ” – Proverbs 6:21 (NKJV)
The Bible has a lot to say about the words we say. I think there’s something unique about the act of speaking, of verbalizing our thoughts and that is why God says so much in the Bible about what we say.You only need to look as far as the first chapter in the Bible to see the importance of speech. God spoke the entire universe into existence.
I don’t want to discount the importance of what we say, but I also believe that with the technology today; what we type with our fingers is becoming more and more how we communicate with others.