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The Christ-follower’s pathway is not always happy and bright, filled with birds singing and the sun shining. As quick as a severe Texas thunderstorm can bring wind rain and hail out of the west into your location so are the rapid rising storms of life that thrust darkness and wreak havoc across your journey of faith.

Faith by the Christ-follower is rightfully reasoned in the Word of God to yield happiness while on the journey and the promise of glory at the end. “She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying.” (Proverbs 3:17) However, you need not journey too far to discover that the radiance of the light being “the way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day” (Proverbs 4:18) can at times be concealed. At certain seasons clouds cover your sun, and you move in darkness and see no light. 
You have spent countless days monumentally praising and rejoicing the God of your soul. The result was you became …

TRUTH and LIE

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while truth is pulling its boots on.” Lies are quick to believe as truth. In fact this pithy proverb is believed to have originated with Mark Twain, but the truth is it came from the pulpit of one of the world’s greatest Baptist preachers—Charles H. Spurgeon, April 1, 1855.

The success of a lie dates back to the Garden of Eden where the sinful nature of man was made manifest because of the presence of Satan in the world. This world is a battle zone on which truth and lie are in mortal combat and often it looks as if truth is swinging on the gallows while lie has taken up residence in that deluxe apartment in the sky. It is important to remember that success is not the test of truth, in spite of what the pragmatists might say. When all is said and done and the dust settles, God’s truth will be victorious. Meanwhile, Satan can be very strong and influence a majority of folks. The world and our country are under this influence making God’s truth …

Digest That Prescription

Suppose you had not been feeling well for some time, you go to see a doctor. The illness was nothing serious, but the doctor felt that you needed to take some medication in order to address the problem. The doctor wrote a prescription for the medicine and gave it to you. You go home, and attach the prescription to the door of your refrigerator where you could see it anytime you passed by. You never filled the prescription – and your illness never went away.

You would never do that, would you? Of course not! Looking at a prescription for medicine can’t help anyone get better. One must have the prescription filled at a pharmacy and then actually take the medicine – for it to do the job it is supposed to do. Still, how often do we treat our life as Christ-followers in a similar way? The Bible provides us with God’s “medicine” for living spiritually healthy lives. It shows us how to live. It provides us with the ultimate framework for living out God’s will. But, we’ll never know if we are d…

DEATH SERIOUS

If you are over the age of fifty you more than likely have thought about the end of life—death. After all if you are past this bench mark you have lived longer than you’re going to live. Those reading this below this age continue on, you will find it helpful.

Death is unavoidable. It comes to us all sooner or later. Most are in agreement that “later” when older is better. It’s down the road and we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. I find it curious how reluctant we are to cross that bridge when we get there. Many people try to ignore its reality. These days when people relate their age they attempt to lessen the aging process by branding themselves in self-soothing terms such as; “thirty is the new twenty” or “fifty is the new forty” and “sixty is the new fifty.” Like it or not we all are getting older and when we were born each one of us began the aging journey.
When a Christ-follower has settled the matter of death, then he or she is ready to live and to serve. A repeated theme …