In The Presence Of God

“Come close to God, and God will come close to you….” – James 4:8.   Imagine the scene that was about to unfold. Exodus 19 tells us about the largest worship gathering that ever took place. Some 6 million people have met in the desert to worship God. They are camped at the base of…

With Reverence And Holy Fear

“Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire.” – Hebrews 12:28-29.  Sometimes things change in our lives when we don’t really see the change happening. Things that were an exciting part of…

Getting And Giving Grace

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” – 1 Peter 4:10 (ESV)   When we hit the rewind button on our day, we typically find times in the last 24 hours where we were irritated, critical, or upset with others because of their…

The Story Of Gideon

“The Midianites were so cruel that the Israelites made hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds. Whenever the Israelites planted their crops, marauders from Midian, Amalek, and the people of the east would attack Israel, camping in the land and destroying crops as far away as Gaza. They left the Israelites with nothing to…