As a young Christian in my twenties, I used to cringe whenever someone talked about the fear of the Lord. To me, any kind of fear was bad. And I couldn’t escape thinking of all the times I was afraid of my own dad. How The Fear of My Dad Wrongly Shaped My Fear of… Continue reading What Is the Fear of the Lord? How Do We Know When We Have Too Little or Too Much?
As a young Christian I always struggled with what it means to have faith. The problem was that no one would define it for me. And equally bad, no one would give me practical applications of how to exercise this faith. I remember being told things like “you need to step out on faith” or… Continue reading What Is Faith? How Do We Leverage Our Faith?
Have you ever wondered if it’s selfish to ask God for things while you’re alive and can still enjoy them? Or what about being eager to follow God’s commands because deep down, you want an earthly reward? Is this OK or is this somehow unspiritual? As a young Christian with six figures in debt, no… Continue reading Are You Too Holy To Desire God’s Promises in the Here and Now? What’s the Difference between Being Selfish vs Acting in Your Own Self Interest?
We often confuse works with leveraging our faith. Yes, both works and faith are intertwined with one another, and it’s easy to assume these are the same things. But they’re not. Off the bat, we can never do enough works. Indeed, there’s always something more we can strive for. Always something more we could have… Continue reading Works v. Leveraging Your Faith
Human beings are quite a piece of work. With enough spin and enough moral outrage, we can argue, divide and dislike each other for things that are monumentally unimportant. Take for example, the age old battle over the toilet seat. Men will vehemently argue that the seat should always be up. While women assiduously decry… Continue reading Don’t Be Duped Into Fighting The Wrong Fight!
So you’ve known Jesus for many years but never seem to grow. Sure you pray a lot and read the Bible a lot. Maybe you even go to church a lot. But are you really maturing? Are you becoming more and more like Jesus each day? Or are you the one who panics whenever there’s… Continue reading The Top 3 Reasons Christians Remain Small
Work is more than the place where we eke out a living. It’s the place where we spend most of our day. The place where we can most interact with others. That’s right. It’s in the office (not just in church) where we can carry out God’s two greatest commandments. Jesus says we must love… Continue reading Being A Christian At Work
As a non Christian I always wondered why a great and powerful god would brag about being great and powerful. After all, assuming this god exists, shouldn’t he take the moral high ground and be humble about it? Where was his humility? And why does God demand we worship him? Shouldn’t he be meek and… Continue reading Why Does God Say He’s Great And To Be Worshiped? Is God A Braggart Or Just Insecure? Where’s His Humility?
Balloons are happy but not alive (Holmes & Watson w/ Will Ferrell) People don’t give up their bad habits until they’re firmly convinced that what they’re doing is an obstacle to where or who they want to be. Feeling bad rarely results in doing better (Andy Stanley) Questions for singles who want to meet Mr/MRS… Continue reading Thoughts I Just Had To Write Down
The Difference Between Intelligence and Genius Intelligence: Being able to learn from your own mistakes Genius: Being able to learn from other people’s mistakes True Humility Is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less. You are valuable to God. But never let your value get in the way of listening to God… Continue reading WOW: Wish I Knew This Sooner!