The Probable vs. the Spiritual

Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” – John 20:29

The other day as I was returning from a prayer walk, I ran into an erudite neighbor – a longtime missionary – and we began to talk about a particularly vexing issue that was on my (more…)

In the Face of Discouragement

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things (more…)

Clinging to God’s Promises

For all the promises of God find their Yes in Him. That is why it is through Him that we utter our Amen to God for His glory. – 2 Corinthians 1:20

A few weeks ago, our pastor announced our congregation would embark on a 50-day fast as we prayed about the vision God has given him for our church. My husband, (more…)

How to Resist Temptation

A brand-spanking-new believer wrote to me the other day to ask how she could resist temptation. My heart jumped. How remarkable that just a few minutes into her life with Christ she should be so convicted about her lifestyle! At the same time, how remarkable those who have walked with Christ for a long time don’t experience the same conviction!

Don’t get (more…)

So That You May Know You Have Eternal Life

These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. – 1 John 5:13

Recently I heard about an elderly churchgoer who was certain she would go to heaven because her husband was righteous. Another churchgoer is certain her husband will go to heaven because (more…)