A Journal for those who do not take a shortcut
The Content of A Challenging Prayer – D. A. Carson
In a study called “Praying with Paul” by D. A. Carson from the YouVersion Bible App, I read a specific devotional that particularly stuck out to me. I wanted to share that with you so it would encourage, instruct, and challenge you as it did me. Our prayers reveal what we believe about God and […]
He Was Heard, Because He Revered
In Hebrews 5:7, we see that Jesus offered up prayers to the Father. God requires us to respect and honor Him and as a result, He blesses us by listening and responding to our prayers.
Love Your Neighbor
Romans 13:8-10 – Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love […]
All Eagerness to Receive The Word – Acts 17:11
Check out these verses: Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the Word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. Acts 17:11 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly […]
H.E.A.R. Bible Study Method
I’m always looking for ways to read, study, and apply God’s Word to my life and I’ve recently discovered a helpful method from my new CSB Disciple’s Bible called the H.E.A.R. Method. It stands for: H.E.A.R. : HIGHLIGHT | EXPLAIN | APPLY | RESPOND Since I’ve recently started doing my bible study with this method […]
His Light Is Not Overcome By Anything
Today, my study is on John 1:5 & Matthew 5:14-16 where we read: John 1:5 – The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Matthew 5:14-16 – “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and […]
Our First Response To Everything
As I’ve been going through an in-depth study of the Book of James, I’ve learned a tremendous amount of how living for the Lord looks like. In the final verses, I notice...
But He Gives More Grace
The book of James, like many other books of the Bible, contains some very practical and helpful ways to live a life that is glorying to the Lord. As I’ve been studying James over the last few weeks, I’ve been tremendously blessed to see how God has been working in my life to focus on […]
Joyful Through Trials
This morning is a unique morning. It’s a unique morning for me, for a few reasons: I woke up early… like, really early. I don’t normally wake up until about 8:15 am on weekdays, and about 9:30 am on the weekends. I woke up today at about 4:00 am. WOW. I woke up feeling good… sadly, […]
Our True Identity In Christ
When someone becomes a Christian, what does that mean? It means we have a new identity, one that is found in Jesus Christ, but what is that identity?
Keys to Becoming A Great Christian Leader
Being a leader is a great responsibility and one that should be affirmed by the Holy Spirit, Scripture, and other wise and godly leaders. In this post I’ll address a few keys to becoming a great Christian Leader.
John 17:20-23 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent […]
Light In The Darkness
Recently, I’ve been struggling with some health issues, in many aspects. I’ve been struggling with some physical, as well as emotional health issues, which have been weighing on my mental health. It’s interesting how so many things can affect us in ways we don’t expect. Humans are both material and spiritual beings, which means we […]
How God is Described in Proverbs
The Book of Proverbs contains 31 chapters of wisdom for our daily lives. A good portion of it was written by King Solomon, the wisest and most successful man in all of human history. I would say that since he was the wisest man on earth, he has some pretty good insights to teach us […]
Where To Get Help In The Book of Psalms
God’s Word is filled with wisdom, instruction, hope, encouragement, history, proof, warnings, joy, and so much more. As Scripture says, it has all things pertaining to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). The key word in this passage is all. It has all we need to navigate this life and the life to come. We just simply […]
Using A Gaming Mouse to Increase Productivity
Recently, I purchased a new gaming mouse, the Logitech G502, for gaming. After using it for a couple of weeks for that purpose, I thought: why not use this for my regular work and help boost my productivity? So, I got down to business and I’ve been experimenting with some shortcuts, keystrokes, etc. to help […]
Sexual Sin Is Real
Last night I was required to watch a documentary online for my sociology class, as part of one of my final assignments. I chose to watch what turned out to be one of the saddest and most eye-opening films I’ve ever seen. While the premise, title, and the concept of the film is completely wrong […]
My Response to What Happened in Las Vegas
My heart is saddened by the loss of the American lives in Las Vegas. I woke up that morning to the news on my phone and the first thing I thought was: God, if only those people weren’t there… if only that shooter wasn’t in that room. My heart is broken for these people and […]
Truths For This Week
I recently haven’t had a lot of time to write, but I wanted to share this with you guys… two truths for this week. God has really been opening my eyes and my heart to some of His wonderful truths in a new way this past week. I’ve really been challenged with the question “Is […]
Inauguration Day 2017
Tomorrow, at 11:30am EST, on Inauguration Day 2017, President-Elect Donald J. Trump, and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence will be sworn into Office! Oh how many opinions are there surrounding this day. How are we supposed to react tomorrow?
5 Must Have Apps for Bible Study
A recent statistic from Statista.com showed that there are over 2.2 million apps available in the Apple App Store. That's incredible! Out of those 2.2 million apps, nearly 25% of them are games, but barely 2.25% of those are Reference, or the category Bible apps are in. That's disheartening! We can clearly see our priorities, can't we?
How to Live a Christ-Centered Life
What does it mean to live a Christ-centered life? A Christ-centered or Christocentric life, can be described in the following way: The Westminster Catechism states: Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. In order to focus our hearts on Christ, we need to understand...
Four Things Christians Should Stop Doing
As Christians, God calls us to do many things in His name, and He commands us to stop doing things. Galatians 2:20. We must be set apart from this world, in it, but not of it. Christ is the example we are to live out day-to-day... but we all get it so wrong...
A Prayer For Repentance
So many things come to mind when I read through Psalm 51. It's a Prayer of Repentance from David. He describes, what I believe, is the way a believer lives his life; realizing that he is dirty, and needs to be washed clean by our sweet Savior, Jesus Christ...
5 Ways to Use Your Tech to Grow Closer to God
With all of the busyness of life, it can be hard to find time to do things that help us grow in our walk with God. It can even be hard just to find a few minutes in prayer or reading His Word. We live in an age that bombards us with social media, Netflix, and access to the world at our fingertips. The great thing is...
Finding Contentment in Christ
This past Sunday at church, my pastor, Philip De Courcy, preached a message on the topic of finding contentment in Christ. It was a fitting subject matter for it being the first Sunday of the year. As I've written in my previous post, many of us come up with "New Year's Resolutions", or goals that...
Alright, Let’s Go!
We have all thought of starting fresh, making new plans or routines and working our hardest to stick to them... especially at the start of a new year. Many call these "New Year's Resolutions" and while we attempt to follow them as best we can, many of us seem to fall short of seeing them through...
The Truth About Googling for a Spouse
The internet is an extremely powerful tool that the world cannot live without (or so we think). It gives civilization the ability to collaborate, bring together new ideas, learn things we didn't know about, and endless possibilities. The truth about our culture is tragic in the sense of...
My Heaven Song
For a while now, I've put together different truths, lyrics, and verses to form what I call, My Heaven Song. I hope you enjoy. Heaven is my home. Your grace is enough, for me. Your grace is sufficient no matter what stage of life we're in. No matter what we're going through. Our circumstances change...
9 Characteristics of an Obedient Christian
As we close out 2016, like every year, many people look back and reflect on the year. As a new year dawns, let us become an obedient Christian. Last night, I read through Revelation 22, and Malachi 2 last night. I wanted to share some wonderful truths that I learned last night...