traversing the narrow road
with the Word of God
I take pride the life I’ve dedicated to the Lord and the things that I write. Over the past 20 years I’ve been writing stories, poems, rambling thoughts some inspirational, and have accumulated “several” unfinished books. For ten years I’ve been working as a front-end web developer learning how to shape and craft amazing web experiences.
December 3, 2014
The days that I purposefully wake up to seek the Lord first, such as to retreat to a quiet coffee shop to read the Bible I’m overcome by a fire that I can conquer the world. Like so many days that fire is quickly quenched by the reality of work and relationships that follow that time I spent in His Word. Does that mean that His power over me and my circumstances is weak? No. That lost momentum means that I need to spend more time with Him growing and learning to follow after Him. If you look at those situations wrong then you will start to feel defeated and start to believe that you are a weak Christian. Stop those thoughts right now. When the world is able to wash away your joy the only thing that it means is that you aren’t equipped enough to handle the world and no Christian is readily strong enough to conquer a sinful world, which is why we have a Savior in the first place. Read more.
December 2, 2014
Where do we find our significance? Without God in the mix we find significance in this world, because it is all we have. If I was to ask you if you feel significant at this very moment what would your response be and what would that feeling be based upon. I know from personal experience that is easy to complain about my significance in terms of the paycheck I get or the work I do being under appreciated, but are those really things that I should be expecting more from. God gives me each of those things and since I am His child my significance should be based on how He sees me. Time and time again though I find myself dragged down by the feelings that my significance is under appreciated by those around me and at points it has made me angry. Should I base my worth on what others think of me or on what God thinks of me? Read more.
November 30, 2014
When you speak from the heart what are you speaking about is it love and compassion, or something worse? I used to think that when I spoke from the heart I was speaking with a compassionate heart. However, as the years passed I’ve come to realize that the tragic conclusion is that my heart is desperately selfish and wicked. In Jeremiah, the nature of the heart is called “deceitful” and “desperately sick” (Jeremiah 17:9) and warns us not to trust the heart for this reason. In Matthew 15, Jesus likens the heart to the organ that can “defile a person” and out of a heart that where some of the darkest evils are brought forth. Read more.
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