Courage in the Midst of Uncertainty

We all want the new things the Lord has for us, but most of us do not like the uncertainty of the unknown that it might bring. The angel of the Lord visited Mary and declared the birth of Jesus. This began a new era for God’s people as the Lord sent His only son to the earth! However, Jesus’ birth also brought much uncertainty to Joseph and Mary!

The Truth About Conformity (Part III)

Christians can feel pressured to conform to those around them in order to be accepted. Sometimes, new converts feel compelled to be like their mentor to prove their spiritual growth. Some mentors enjoy having protege’s expecting them to imitate their life to show evidence of spiritual growth. However, when we look at the scriptures, we find that God is not looking for cookie cutter Christianity, and He certainly does not want people to be followers of each other.

The Land of Promise (Part V)

Although Joshua had been courageous in the wilderness years, the Lord still had to command him not to be afraid as they were about to enter the land of promise. Transitioning from one season to another can make one uneasy and uncomfortable. We can’t rely entirely on our past successes to handle the new situations. We need to trust the Lord and depend on Him for the new unknowns. Joshua had to be strong and courageous in the new season as they were about to cross the Jordan river and enter the land of promise. …

The Land of Promise (Part IV)

The Israelites who came out of Egypt desired to see the land of promise, but only Joshua and Caleb made it from that generation. What was different about these two? What was about Joshua and Caleb that gave them success!? What allowed them to have a sustaining faith in the face of the same trying circumstances that the others experienced!?