Moved by Compassion

Jesus was often “moved with compassion” before a miracle. Another way of saying that is, “He was moved by love.” When people in need approached Jesus, He never reprimanded at that point; He didn’t counsel, He didn’t even teach. He loved. And Jesus’ love language is healing. When the downtrodden approached Jesus, He didn’t blame. He didn’t accuse. He didn’t judge. He loved. And Jesus’ love language is forgiving and...

Embrace Your Uniqueness

  Am I okay being different? I have been angry all week which is an unusual emotion for me. I have been extremely busy at work as well, so I have not had time to process my anger. But this morning with no rush to get to work on time, I’m sitting here with the Holy Spirit asking the question, “Why am I angry?” The Holy Spirit’s response was surprising...

Prosper in the Storm

“During the long war between the house of Saul and the house of David, David was growing stronger and the house of Saul was becoming weaker.” ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭3:1‬ ‭CSB‬‬ David prospered in the battle. David did not initiate the battle between him and Saul. He didn’t want it. It took several death attempts for him to forsake his relationship with Saul. And when he left, all he had were...

Fear or Faith?

God has not given us a spirit of fear. Do you believe that? Then why is fear so prevalent among Christians? I was meditating on some great battles and noticed this: Fear comes by seeing. Moses sent out 12 spies to recon the promised land. Ten brought back a bad report. The spies feared because of what they saw: “And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of...

Where’s the Fight?

This bears repeating:  Our enemy is not the Democrats nor is it the Republicans. Our enemy is not the liberal media nor the conservative media. Our enemy is not the police nor is it BLM. Our is enemy is not those who ascribe to socialism, Marxism, Communism, or any other ism. Our enemy is not Caucasian, Negro, Asian, or Middle Eastern. Our enemy is not Boomers, Millennials, or Gen X....

God is Tryin’ to Tell You Somethin’

In the movie, The Color Purple, there is a song, “God is Tryin’ to tell You Somethin’”. I believe God speaks in a variety of ways. He has spoken to me through bumper stickers, secular songs, Disney Movies, my young children, and of course through traditional means. Yesterday, God was tryin’ to tell me somethin’ and He used Facebook and old TV shows to do it. As I mindlessly scrolled...

We Are a Neon Sign

We are sons and daughters of the Most High. God has called us to be a peculiar people. We have a hope when all seems lost. We have something to give when lack is prevalent. We have a song when tears fill our eyes. We have wisdom in times of uncertainty. We have joy in times of mourning. We have confidence when the world is scary. We have love in...

Therefore…

Yesterday my Facebook feed was filled with “He is Risen.” We celebrated with church family, food, and Easter Egg hunts. It was beautiful! But if today, I return to normal without a sense of awe of the implications that He has risen, yesterday becomes simply a religious ritual. If you have a saving knowledge of Christ, let’s continue the celebration of Easter every day because of the following truths: He...

Hope?

Can I tell you a secret? Sinners sin. This apparently is a secret because I am amazed how Christians react when sinners do outrageous acts. Our current indignation is about a pair of shoes. (I will not name the shoes or the artist because I believe there is no such thing as bad publicity.) I have seen outrage from Christians, fear this will corrupt our children, and dismay that this...

The Ultimate Demonstration of Love

When I was growing up in the Black Baptist Church, Thursday and Friday before Easter, we would have a church service called “The Last Seven Words.” Seven prominent Black Pastors would gather and each would preach on one of the last seven sayings of Christ. That is a fond childhood memory. As I read those last seven sayings today, I see the perfect love of God demonstrated. “Forgive them.” Love...