So your husband wants you to be his accountability partner for his online activity. What does that actually mean? ... The world, the flesh, and the devil are all fighting for the hearts of our men. Pornography is so powerful, and sadly, it is so much more accessible than it used to be.
Hey, it’s not just me. You’re a wimp, too, right? At least, in something? Sure, we all have weak areas, and it’s important to avoid some common pitfalls when addressing our weaknesses. I mentioned last week how it’s unhealthy to just overlook a weakness. Well, another common temptation is to obsess over the weakness. Maybe […]
Yes. It’s true. I love sin. Don’t get me wrong – I love God; I really do. Or, at least I’ve convinced myself that I do. But my love for God is imperfect. It’s a weak love — an inconsistent love. And when I’ve been self-focused (Galatians 6:8), when I don’t “retain God in [my] knowledge” […]
Ah, that convicting promise from James 1:3, “…the trying of your faith worketh patience.” Why is it so hard to realize that promise? Why does patience seem so elusive during the trial? How was Daniel able to stand true for God during a lifetime under heathen kings? How could Joseph keep his integrity through so […]
I hate failure. I hate even the hint of failure. I hate it so much that I often won't try new things until I am sure they will have the result I expect. Reading Psalm 37:23, I conclude that if I am a good man, the Lord will order my steps so precisely that I will never do anything that anyone would view as a mistake. In fact, I would rather do nothing than to be told I did something wrong. Are there any Biblical models of someone apparently "failing" - even while following the leading of the Spirit?