Love…Romanticized or Recognized?

Love…Romanticized or Recognized?

Today I want to wish you a Happy Valentines Day with a small reminder.  There’s one thing I’ve learned about love.  It doesn’t necessarily look like what you think it should look like….but that doesn’t mean it’s not love.  It’s not always red roses, pink hearts, candlelight and boxed chocolate. Look for it in unexpected places, expressing itself in unconventional ways.Continue reading

When Knowing’s Not Enough

When Knowing’s Not Enough

I thought I could move on.  I thought I should move on.  But I can’t.  Not without adding something else to our discussion conerning God’s love.  What I must include is a warning.  Having fallen prey to it myself, I want to inform you of the trap so you can be aware.Continue reading

Be Loved, Beloved

Be Loved, Beloved

The message I want to convey today could not possibly be overemphasized and will without a doubt be understated.  Personally I need this absolutely every day, and in over 35 years of being a Christian I have come to believe this should in all probability be our number one focus.  Unfortunately it is more often totally overlooked and seriously undervalued.  It is the cure for so much of what ails us.Continue reading

Putting the Cart Before the Horse

Putting the Cart Before the Horse

When I drove by this local church’s sign the other day I just had to turn around and snap this picture.  It is a perfect illustration of our tendency to put the cart before the horse…of putting obligation before impartation.   Today let’s uncover a crucial key to walking in love and see if we can get first things first.  This one truth makes all the difference!

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Begin With God

Begin With God

As I look at this verse in Genesis 1, most often thought of only as the story of God’s activity at creation, on the occasion of the creation of this blog my focus changes and I see something else. I see a representation of what will be the primary nature and voice of the content of My Word Study.

In addition to recording the formation of the world by God, this Genesis account can also be a subtle reminder to put God first in any beginning.  Nevertheless, I’ve come to see yet another application of this verse.  We’ve all heard we should start our day spending time with God, make decisions only after first consulting God, and a variety of such exhortations which are all important, yet…

so often as Christians trying  to please God and walk in a manner worthy of Him we concentrate our focus on what we should do instead of what He has done.

We begin with us.

One example of how this mentality tends to prevail in our lives is in our attempt to fulfill the one commandment Jesus left us with.Continue reading