Monthly Archives: February 2023

Stop Blowing Hot Air

Won’t you ever stop blowing hot air? What makes you keep on talking? (Job 16:3 NLT) As Christians, we sometimes believe that God deals with us on a strictly cause-and-effect basis. When we endeavor to help people with their struggles with this mentality, it will be just like blowing hot air. Job’s friends counseled him […]

What if Joseph had __________?

But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you? 20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. (Genesis 50:19-20 NLT) What if Joseph had treated people as he was […]

The Great Paradox

“It is beyond my power to do this,” Joseph replied. “But God can tell you what it means and set you at ease.” (Genesis 41:16 NLT) Many truths in the Bible seem to be paradoxical. One is if you think that you can do everything alone, you can actually do nothing. If you know you […]

What You have is Always Enough

But Jesus said, “You feed them.”  “With what?” they asked. “We’d have to work for months to earn enough money to buy food for all these people!” (Mark 6:37 NLT) Amidst any group of people, God has provided all the resources to sustain us. With God, what you have is always enough. The disciples were […]

The Blessing of Desperation

Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. Then he said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.” But he said, “I (Jacob) will not let you go unless you bless me.” (Genesis 32:24,26 NASB) Jacob tried to do things his way his whole life. Often, people never find […]