Posts from August 2021

Posts from August 2021

ALWAYS FULL OF THANKSGIVING

“Pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18, NIV). Many times I do wonder about my prayer life. I wonder how many times I remember to thank God for His goodness over me, considering the uncountable number of times the Lord has shown Himself faithful in my times of distress.  Prophet Habakkuk’s example is quite instructive. He was complaining about why the wicked prospered while the righteous suffered.…

Overcoming Misperceptions By The Spirit

Several years ago, I was on a trip with my boss from Athens, Ohio to Tulsa, Oklahoma.  We were traveling in his private Airplane, a Beechcraft Bonanza.  Before then, my boss has been encouraging me to take up flying lessons, but I was not in the least interested.  The problem was, although my profession requires flying, I was very afraid of heights.  My calculations were that somehow, I can avoid the flying part of my job.  Being only two of…

Loving Our Neighbors: The Challenge Of “Otherness”

It is no secret that our place or location in life often determines how well we recognize the needs of others.  Folks who are well placed many times miss the point when it comes to recognizing needs.  In fact, well-to-do Christians find it difficult to love people who are still struggling to meet basic needs of life because they might consider them as not being in their class or as lazy people who have squandered their opportunities.  The problem is…