The Danger of Drifting
Drifting is a methodology that I have sometimes employed in fishing.It has some inherent dangers. When I was growing up, I remember one time my Dad and I were fishing for flounder in the inland waterway near Little River, SC. We had drifted in such a way that our fishing lines were still in deeper […]Read more
5 Reasons for Rising Early to Meet God
Are there some reasons that you should consider getting up early to spend time with God? Does it really matter when I spend time with God? I believe God will meet you whenever you come, but I think there are some good reasons to meet Him early in the day. Let me suggest a few. […]Read more
The Problem with Waiting on God: WAITING!
Have you ever deeply and fervently sought the LORD for something, only to sense the Holy Spirit is whispering to your heart, “Wait?” I have been personally seeking God on a matter for more than six weeks, and again and again He has said, “Wait.” And it is more than the still small voice of […]Read more
Worship: How are you doing with Genuine Worship?
Worship. Have you ever stopped to think about what worship really is? For some it is simply singing. For others it may be something else. Let’s just think about what it means to worship God. Mark Powers works with the SC Baptist Convention and leads in the area of worship. At a recent event he […]Read more
What’s First? Not Who’s on first?
What is the first step I should take? Start at the very beginning, as the song said, “a very good place to start.” So where do we begin? This past Sunday I had the privilege to speak at a church on the topic of missions. After church I met with their mission committee. The most […]Read more
What the Heart Desires
Emily Dickinson once wrote:“The Heart wants what it wants – or else it does not care”. That is likely an accurate portrayal of so much of what prevails in our culture. The very nature of the prosperity gospel shapes and molds God into a heavenly Santa Claus dispatching our every wish. I am guessing that […]Read more
Trust and Obey. There is no other way.
Trust God. Rarely do I quote Proverbs 3:5-6 in a group of Christians that they do not join in affirmation reciting it with me. “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart. Do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” But quoting and […]Read more
Do Nothing Prayers.
Is prayer the same as doing nothing? About a week ago I read a blog post with a readership I could only hope for one day. The article said that the first assignment that Jesus gave to the disciples was to “Do Nothing.” I whole-heartedly disagree with what that implies. I think I agree with […]Read more
Pray, Give, Go! Wait and then . . .
In Revelation 7:9 we discover that a day is coming when there will be representatives of every single people group standing before the throne of God giving to Him the glory that He deserves. It will consummate the story of reconciliation that returns all to God’s original intention. Day by day I pray, based on […]Read more
The Intercession of Waiting.
Interecession is a critical part of the “Wait.” Contrary to what some may suggest, I do not believe that Jesus’ command to “Wait” given in Acts 1:4 is instruction or even permission to do nothing. It is a command to prepare for the fulfillment of the Promise of the Holy Spirit. Already, I have suggested […]Read more