Cause And Effect

“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ. But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you…

The Mission Of Jesus

“I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.” – John 17:4.  Jesus knew His mission. He knew why the Father sent Him into the world. He aligned Himself with this mission. Everything that He did, everything that He taught, everything that is recorded of His life in…

The Love Of God

“Jonah concluded that because he could not see any good reasons for God’s command, there couldn’t be any.” – Tim Keller, The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God’s Mercy.  In chapter 1 of the book of Jonah, God says “go” but Jonah says “no.” In chapter 2, God applies the pressure as only…

Avoiding Mission Drift

“So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it.” – Hebrews 2:1 Jonah was a prophet who fled God’s call to warn Nineveh of the coming judgment. He foolishly hopped a boat to Tarshish instead of obeying, and in response, God hurls a great storm upon…

Make My Mission My Top Priority

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”  – Matthew 6:33.  Does your smartphone affect your to-do list? Could this marvel of technology redirect my day, causing me to miss God’s best for me? I think so, and here’s why. If you are old…