Making the Most of Each Moment

Posted on May 6, 2021 in Articles

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content. (Philippians 4:11) One thing I see as an area of improvement is to make the most of each moment. We often get caught up in looking back or planning ahead but yet find ourselves idle in the moment when in fact the present is all we really have. The past is gone and the future is very uncertain.  While looking back can be good because we can recall lessons learned or be reminded of past accomplishments that will help us face a current challenge (1 Samuel 17:34-36), we oftentimes can become...

Read More

Looking to Eternity

Posted on Apr 30, 2021 in Articles

Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man (1 Kings 2:1-2)  It becomes more clear daily to me that many people are not living life in view of eternity. If they were our buildings would be full and new congregations could be established even, but most keep the idea of standing before God in judgement far from their mind even though it is the most sure thing in our future. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 says, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep...

Read More

We Forget

Posted on Apr 23, 2021 in Articles

With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psa 119:10-11)   One of the joys of parenting is the funny things our kids say and do. One time, Wyatt had forgotten where his snack plate was and when I reminded him, his reaction was hilarious. He was still quite small but it was as if he was conveying “I can’t believe I forgot that!” We all forget things from time to time. Life is busy and at times it can be overwhelming.  One way to deal with this problem is to make a list. No doubt if...

Read More

How to Handle Disappointment

Posted on Apr 20, 2021 in Articles

And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face? (Joshua 7:10) Sometimes it seems no matter how hard we try, we face disappointment in life. What I find interesting in scripture is it seems God had little patience for those who held on to the feeling. When Samuel mourned for Saul being rejected as King, God instructed him to go anoint a son of Jesse (David) as future King. Both Joshua (Jos 7:10) and Samuel were basically told there is work to do and rather than give in and quit we are to move on and do what has to be done. In each of these cases, they...

Read More

Effective Determination

Posted on Apr 9, 2021 in Articles

Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. (1 Cor. 16:13) As we go throughout our lives, we are all going to face situations that require a great amount of determination. The idea of strength in the face of adversity is no stranger to us. This thought has been ever present in American literature and even cinema for years. While we are inspired and entertained by the stories told, they pale in comparison to the charge of the Bible, as it declares for our focus and determination to be doing God’s will.   We must always keep present in our minds that we have a focused...

Read More

Losing Our Way

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 in Articles

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Gal. 6:1 A good friend and mentor of mine used to routinely say to me, in regards to the overall conduct and character of our current society, “Jason, as a people, we’ve lost our way”. This statement was his way of saying we really know better than how we are conducting ourselves.  In the Bible, we are often called to repent (Acts 2:38, Luke 13:3,5). This simply means to leave what is wrong and pursue what is right. Sometimes,...

Read More