Defining Worship with Kutless
Thursday, June 28, 2012
In these current times, it is not a hard thing to realize that we need to guard our hearts carefully, that we need to turn from evil things and cast down our idols (even, if these idols are ourselves). When Paul wrote this letter to Timothy, he was warning him about the troubles of a church, and culture that struggles with very much the same things as we do today.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Seek first the kingdom of God? Well, by my nature, I don’t usually seek Him first. Maybe second…sometimes. Lately, I’ve been thinking about this paradoxical conflict between my soul and my flesh. The first 17 years of my life were spent trying to do things my own way and solve problems as they came along. My will was independent, or realistically, devoid of godly counsel.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
When bank tellers begin their training, they are often shown the characteristics of real money, and then taught how to spot these identifying marks. They are encouraged to handle actual money, so that the “feel” of it becomes familiar. Their senses recognize the weight, the texture of the fibers in the paper and even the smell of it.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
If someone were asked to describe you in 10 words or less, what words would they use? What words do you hope they would use? I meet people every day who are unsure of who they are, struggling to find their identity. Constantly, we look to our surroundings to define us. Most of us go to great lengths on a daily basis to “look” a certain way. Somehow we feel that we can be defined by designer jeans, fancy watches, or nice cars.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The past few blogs have discussed how to pursue your desires, the things that you are passionate about. For some of us, we find ourselves, instead of pursing passions, stuck in the mundane repetitive world we call daily life – day after day of the same routine with no end in sight. How do we approach this very common challenge in life? And how do we continue to worship God through it?
Thursday, August 25, 2011
As we have looked at these verses in Psalms 37, we have learned to delight ourselves in the Lord, commit our way to Him, and now finally we learn to rest and wait patiently for Him. For me, this is probably one of the most difficult things to do. I have the tendency to say, “God, you’ve called me to this. This desire is from you and I have dedicated myself to be committed to what you have for me. Let’s do this!”
Thursday, July 28, 2011
After reading my last blog looking at Psalm 37:4, you may be thinking, “What do I do now? I have been delighting myself in the Lord and I continue to have these desires that I believe are given by Him, for me to pursue.” If you have been consistently seeking the Lord for His desires to match your own then the next step is to COMMIT your way to Him.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart (Psalms 37:4). Whenever I am asked to share my favorite verse in the Bible, I typically direct people to this one. It has become somewhat of a life-verse for me. May this truth bring both direction and comfort to you, as it has for me, as you continue your journey through life.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
If there is one thing that I have found to be universal amongst most people I have met, it is the desire to be happy. Everyone wants to live a happy, carefree, peaceful life. The irony is that often the things we think will bring the happiness in our lives are the very same things that bring us stress. How can we live a happy carefree life with all of the stresses that this world throws at us?