I love this simple Psalm of thanksgiving. A few months ago verse 4 jumped out at me like never before. As I was reading it, the Holy Spirit caused the phrase, “enter His gates with thanksgiving” to leap off the page into my heart. It was as if He was saying, “Andrew, do you want… More 5 Psalms for This Summer (Psalm 100)
There’s a reason this is the most famous Psalm, and one of the most quoted passages of scripture ever. In six verses, the 23rd Psalm takes us through contentment, restoration for our soul, hope in the valleys of life, and the promise of eternal life. While much could be written on this Psalm, I’d like to… More 5 Psalms For This Summer (Psalm 23)
In Psalm 8 we see two declarations: 1) that God is majestic and set apart as the divine Creator, and 2) that man is His prized creation. Man is just a “little lower than the heavenly beings” and He has made us ruler over the works of His hands. The highlight of this Psalm to… More 5 Psalms For This Summer (Psalm 8)
Want to be successful as a Christian? Ask God to make you like that tree planted by His living water – even if you are surrounded by desert, you will still prosper, because your roots will go down deep into Him. … More 5 Psalms For This Summer (Psalm 1)
God longs for us to be people who can process our anger and then take a constructive action rather than destructive.… More Anger Management
Life is better on the other side of whatever He’s asking you to give up or take on.
… More Cheap Grace Vs. Costly Grace
Notice that Paul doesn’t say to stop working out; he says it has some value. I don’t plan on stopping physical exercise. However, he does say that training to be Godly has value both in this life and the life to come.… More What Are We Training For?
We didn’t do anything. He did everything. His grace is our only source of salvation and our only power to do good works.
… More A Grace-Based System
About a month ago I had the privilege of going on a personal retreat in Chicago at a Jesuit retreat house.* During the retreat, the leader took us through the “Daily Examen.” The Examen was developed in the 1500’s by St. Ignatius of Loyola and was a form of spiritual self-review. St. Ignatius designed the… More The Daily Examen
Whether you’re just getting started reading the Bible, or whether you’ve read it for many years, the REAP method may be helpful to you. REAP stands for: Read, Examine, Apply, Pray. Rather than explain it in more detail, I’ll just let you download the REAP STUDY METHOD as it will explain itself. All you need is a Bible,… More REAP Bible Study Method