Two Surprising Insights From Jeff Bezos & Captain Kirk (pt. 1)

Did you hear Captain Kirk finally made it to space for real? Last week, 90-year-old William Shatner not only became the oldest person ever to travel to outer space, but did so as the guest of Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. As I watched the live video feed of the four space travelers […]

God calms the anxiousness of the humble

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.  (1 Peter 5:6-7) Anxiousness creeps in when we take upon ourselves the burden of having to figure things out on our own.  Worry takes over when […]

God lifts up the humble heart

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.  (James 4:10) So much in the Kingdom is counterintuitive.  To live, we must die.  To be free, we must become slaves of Christ.  To be exalted, we must humble ourselves. This seems like exactly the opposite of what we should do, and it can seem […]

Working Within the System (Luke 2:22-24)

And when the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were finished, [Joseph and Mary] brought [Jesus] up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (just as it is written in the law of the Lord: “Every firstborn male will be dedicated to the Lord”) and to offer a sacrifice (according to what […]

The weight of performance isn’t yours to bear

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 3 THE WEIGHT OF PERFORMANCE ISN’T YOURS TO BEAR And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? … [Jesus’] […]

God’s Kingdom is bigger than your perspective

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 9 GOD’S KINGDOM IS BIGGER THAN YOUR PERSPECTIVE John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.”  But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for the one who is not […]

Jesus can rescue others through you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 4 JESUS CAN RESCUE OTHERS THROUGH YOU And leaving the crowd, they took Him with them in the boat, just as He was.  And other boats were with Him.  (Mark 4:36) The story of how Jesus calmed a stormy sea is a favorite of many. Every children’s Bible, every […]

God loves to exalt the lowly

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 23 GOD LOVES TO EXALT THE LOWLY Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.  (Matthew 23:12) Religious competition is alive and well today.  Bible knowledge, moral living, even service to those in need can easily be twisted into something we do simply […]

God lifts up the humble heart

Scripture Notes on James 4 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you. (James 4:10) So much in the Kingdom is counterintuitive. To live, we must die. To be free, we must become slaves of Christ. To be exalted, we must humble ourselves. This seems like exactly the opposite of what we should do, […]

How to Think of Yourself in the Right Way

Do you ever get the feeling maybe you’re not seeing yourself accurately? “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.”  -Romans […]