Give me accuracy over readability. The discoveries are worth the effort!

confusionAn ongoing and perhaps long-standing debate wrestles with the question, “Is accuracy or readability more important?” Frankly, the question tells much about the theologians and scholars who are debating it. Continue reading

Be ambitious to be quiet, engaged in your own affairs, and working with your hands

see, hear, speak no evilWhen the Apostle Paul wrote his first letter to the Thessalonians, they were newly recovering from paganism, and they were being severely persecuted by people who were once their “friends.” Paul didn’t encourage the new believers in Yeshua the Messiah to convert anyone…quite the opposite; he set up a three-point instruction for a lifestyle that would keep them out of trouble and establish them as lights in the midst of the darkness surrounding them. Continue reading

When God moves, He moves quickly. Say “YES” and move with Him!

Olympics Day 9 - AthleticsWhen God moves, He moves quickly. There’s no time to hang back, drag our heels, or think that He’s going to take a number in our “waiting room” while we “work out our stuff.”  He’s NOT waiting…he’s MOVING! We’re invited to go with Him; to “set out” at His command, just like the children of Israel set out when the cloud lifted. Continue reading

The answer is YES. What’s the question?

Yes!A new General Manager assembled all of the employees of a company I worked at, which had just been purchased by a large multi-national group. He said, “This is our guiding principle: The answer is Yes. What’s the question?

This same principle applies to heeding the Father’s word. Continue reading

Are we at cross-purposes or in lockstep with our Father?

lockstepIt’s invaluable to know whether we’re moving at cross-purposes or in lockstep with Our Father in Heaven. He moves in our lives whether we say, “Yes” or “No” to what He’s doing…to His purpose in our lives, even when we don’t know what His purpose is exactly. Continue reading