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I Can’t Be Perfect

I Can’t Be Perfect

Trying to Be Perfect Dear Jesus, I am so frustrated and disappointed in myself. I want to be better than I am, and I want to do bigger and greater things. I know I’m not being all I can be — not for myself, not for those around me, and definitely not for You. Lord,

The Spirit-Filled Life

  Simple Truths Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. — Matthew 12:33 We human beings tend to overlook the simple truths of life and forget that the profound is usually revealed in

Jesus, I Need You… When I Feel Disappointment

This Mixed-up World Dear Jesus,
 I’m frustrated with this mixed-up world. Everything seems turned upside down. What You’ve declared to be evil and wrong is often considered to be right and good. There are even those who change Your Word so it fits what they want to do and who they want You to be.

Do You Have Redonkulous Faith?

We love a good story. In the Robertson family, about the time you start learning to tie your shoes is when you start listening to good stories. Later you get your chance to tell a good story. Our stories involve experiences we have gone through, taken from the ordinary things we deal with every day,

Loved with a Steadfast Love

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. — Lamentations 3:22-23 Jeremiah was depressed, as gloomy as a giraffe with a neck ache. Jerusalem was under siege, his nation under duress. His world collapsed like a sand castle in a typhoon. He faulted

Your House is a Lifeboat

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. — Joshua 24:15 For many years, Noah and his wife refused to buckle under the temptations of wickedness all around them. In fact, outside their immediate family, they did not have one friend who believed in God or was living a righteous life. Can you imagine what

Obedience to God

Obedience: Hold Yourself Accountable

Although saved, we remain imperfect people who continue to be tempted by our sinful nature. Do not take salvation for granted and act as though you are unchanged. Train yourself to be godly, obey the Word, and rise above your nature, demonstrating your renewal so that others may wish to follow your example. Obedience to

Friendship: No Greater Love

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. — John 15:13 What’s the most famous friendship in the history of pop culture? My money is on Captain James T. Kirk and his Vulcan first officer, Mr. Spock, from Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek. Where the rugged captain played from his gut, often finding unique

The Pastor’s Family: What is Faithful Ministry?

No doubt, the bar for greatness in the kingdom of God in our eyes is set by these giants of our faith. The lives of pastors like Jonathan Edwards, John Bunyan, Charles Spurgeon, and Richard Baxter; evangelists like George Whitefield and John Wesley; missionaries like William Carey, John Paton, and Adoniram Judson; Reformers like John

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