Most of us are living in an IT (Information Technology) Age. And that is pretty apparent to just about all the people in the world. In fact, I am using my smartphone right now, in order to convey the words I want to share. What makes the phone smart? This little handheld device contains vast … More Let’s Bring Matthew 5:13 Into Today’s Society…
“…I was told as a young believer that discouragement in my life would surface from time to time. But this was something different, something I had never faced before, and I had discovered that I had no tools to deal with it. Nothing in my background helped me deal with despair. I didn’t even have … More “The Insanity of God: A True Story About Faith Ressurected” -A Book by Nik Ripken
Doing God’s will is tough. God’s will often comes without direction, leaving you to lean that much more into God. Since Adam and Eve (the first humans on the planet) took a bite of that tempting, ever scrumptious fruit hanging down from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, humans have been trying unsuccessfully … More What Is God’s Will For My Life?!
“… It might be, in fact, to be safe in the center of God’s will, but we would be wise to stop and think what it means to be safe.”-Nik Ripken “While I Wait”-Lincoln Brewster “Thy Will”-Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
Temptation is around us all day, 24/7. If you’re truly a Christian, things like calling out sick from work to get a day off from work should bother you since the Holy Spirit lives inside your soul. True Christians are supposed to be like Christ as much as possible, and Jesus Christ would not tell … More To Be Like Jesus Christ, Would You Walk Into A Situation Where You Find Yourself Being Tempted?
“I admit, however, to my surprise, I found myself living a life that was neither safe nor secure. I was stunned, when I considered a life of sacrificial obedience, I could point to very little in my ministry that was effective.”Nik Ripken “Tremble”-Mosaic MSC “Blessings”-Laura’s Story
“…Obedience to God’s call would result in a life of safety and security. Obedience, was implied, would lead to effective ministry and results and even success. ‘The safest place to be,’ I was told more than once, ‘was to be in the center of God’s will.’ And that sounded both true and reassuring.”-Nik Ripken “Trust … More The Insanity of God: A Story of Faith Resurrected – a book by Nik Ripken
If you are a Christian of any sort, whether a baby Christian all the way up to mature, congratulations! You need to be celebrated, for the people of the world will not celebrate you for following God’s Son, Jesus Christ who took the way the world operates and turned it upside down where the world … More What Happens When You Fail As A Christian?
“… This is what God offers His people. This is God expects of His people, and His people will respond with obedience and trust. I am not suggesting that I always got it right because I didn’t. But still, the way to be so trusting seemed clear, and the need to be obedient was beyond … More “The Insanity of God: A Story of Faith Resurrected”-a book by Nik Ripken
How has the year 2018 been for you? It could have been the year of surprises, disappointments, or both which if in all honesty is like that for many of us. Whether you have the past year as full of many pleasant surprises or disappointments leading to disasters, I have some good news for you. … More A True Wish For The New Year!