Resolve. Without a doubt, especially as the days grow so ever darker, we, especially us men, need a holy and right resolve unto godliness. Recently, the Scripture passage below has been exceptionally convicting and challenging for me. I pray that these words will stick firmly in the mind and grip the depths of our innermost … Continue reading Resolve.

Resolutions: Jonathan Edwards

1 corinthians 2_2Early in his first letter to the church in Corinth, Paul made a bold resolution by saying, “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” (1 Corinthians 2:2, ESV) In the New American Standard the word determined is used, and in the New International Version the word resolved is used. Paul makes possibly the chiefest of resolutions in that Christ would be forefront and foremost. Many times over we can see that Paul is both convicted of such and this conviction has become his reality. “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” (Acts 20:24) Continue reading “Resolutions: Jonathan Edwards”

What if Abraham said…

abraham isaacWhat if Abraham said to the angel, “Let me finish this thing that God sent me to do and I am in the midst of doing for the Lord?” What if he would have continued the “mission” God had sent him on? What if Abraham had not of said, “Here I am?” (Genesis 22:11) What if Abraham would have disobeyed when told, “Do not stretch your hand out against the lad?” (Genesis 22:12) What would have been the outcome? Continue reading “What if Abraham said…”

What Do I Really Want To See?

whitefield preachingLately I have been spending a lot of time with the Lord asking Him for a greater and more powerful move of His hand and a greater demonstration in the conviction of His Spirit – conviction and power in my private life, power in my family life, power in my public life and power in our church.  As I have been praying and pondering this thought, I know the Lord has been asking me, “Do you even know what you are asking for?” After all what exactly do I want to see happen? What does it look like? Do I want to see a move like that from the 1700’s when Whitefield and Wesley preached? Do I want to see a mighty move when the Anabaptists and Scottish Covenanters were being slain? Do I want to see a modern day Pentecost? I mean, what am I asking for? Continue reading “What Do I Really Want To See?”