Read Ephesians 6:16 and Isaiah 46:9-10. In 2007, I had a haunting conversation with a friend who is not a beliver. As he shared his thoughts and fears, I sensed his fear crawling over me like some clawed creature, causing me to shake. After my conversation with him, I found myself researching what we had … Continue reading Darts of Fear, Dreams of Light
Fra Angelico [Public domain or Public domain]Wikimedia Commons Recently, someone asked me, "How do you know whether you are saved?" It seemed to me this person wanted to know whether God had truly been at work in my life, and whether I was a true believer. Sometimes, when people ask this question, they want to … Continue reading How Do You Know that You Belong to Him?
Read Isaiah 26:3 and 1 Peter 5:7 I was sleepless for several nights because I had been pondering, perhaps due to a premature midlife crisis. But now I found that all my work, busyness, and worries had brought me to a point when I confessed to the Lord that I wish I didn't care as … Continue reading Thoughts of the Sleepless
A little before the start of the new year, I started listening to the Bible while driving. I mainly listen to it when I drive to work and back home. I connect my cell phone with the car wirelessly, and then I play the Bible while I drive. Because of my personal interest in studying … Continue reading Done with Second Kings
Read Revelation 3:20 As you may know, I have been developing in Hubpages a series of devotionals on the book of Revelation. I spend a significant amount of time developting these devotionals (although you will probably notice I do not spend enough time editing them... later). I spend a signficant amount of time recalling what … Continue reading A Good New Year Resolution
Read Genesis 1:14, Exodus 12:2, 2 Corinthians 5:17, and Romans 6:4 The new year is God's creation. He created the stars, the Sun, and the moon so we who dwell on Earth can discern the passing of time. God then gave Israel a new beginning. He delivered them from Pharaoh through great wonders so they … Continue reading Happy New Year! 2019
BrankaVV [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, from Wikimedia Commons John the Batist (the Baptizer) preached that Israel should repent because the kingdom of heaven was close (Matthew 3:2, Mark 1:4, and Luke 3:3) and God was coming (Matthew 3:3, Mark 1:2-3, Luke 3:4, John 1:23). John bapitzed people, immersing them in water, but he taught that … Continue reading The Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Part 1)