Accepted by God; Rejected by the World

“Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.”‭‭Acts‬ ‭7:58-60‬ ‭ESV‬‬ As believers and followers of Jesus we can expect resistance and persecution. The spirit of anti-Christ is vehemently opposed to… Read More

Your Window of Opportunity

I’m convinced that God often gives us opportunities that appear insignificant, but, when taken advantage of, lead to significant blessing. These windows of opportunity are often accompanied by the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit, opening our eyes to a situation and prompting us to take action. Philip sensed such an opportunity in Acts 8:29. Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go up and join this chariot.” (‭Acts‬ ‭8‬:‭29‬ NASB) Philip could have easily talked himself out of this prompting. Why would such a high ranking person in this chariot listen to… Read More

A Courageous Leader

The king took his place of authority beside the pillar and renewed the covenant in the Lord’s presence. He pledged to obey the Lord by keeping all his commands, laws, and decrees with all his heart and soul. He promised to obey all the terms of the covenant that were written in the scroll. (2 Chronicles 34:31 NLT) Despite the fact that he became king when he was only eight years old, Josiah was an incredibly influential leader. He confronted the idolatry of the nation by destroying the high places of idol… Read More