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fear of the Lord

Five Prayers to Grow in the Fear of the Lord

As believers, we know we are to honor and fear the Lord, but our culture doesn’t lend itself to a reverential disposition. Instead, our culture does us the further disservice of not having much appreciation for the truth. To acquire both—reverence and truth—we have to search the Scriptures and combat […]
Should I Give Up Something for Lent

Should I Give Up Something for Lent?

“Would you like half my brownie?” “No thanks,” my friend said. “I’ve given up sugar for Lent.” Guilt pinched my heart. I glanced around my church’s fellowship hall, filled with folks enjoying their meal. How many of them had also sacrificed something for Lent? I’d never given up anything during […]
Bible resources

Key Connections (March 15, 2017)

The Secret to Job Satisfaction (Marshall Segal, Desiring God) Another paycheck may feel like our most immediate need, but it is another grain of sand compared with all God will give us in eternity. Does God Just Tolerate Me? (Ryan Higginbottom, Unlocking the Bible) I can be persuaded that [God] loves me […]
Does God Just Tolerate me

Does God Just Tolerate Me?

I have some close friends at church who are grandparents. For them, the cliché is true—they are over the moon about their grandchildren! My friends would move mountains to spend time with their grandchildren. They soak up every moment of each visit and anticipate the next. They delight in their […]
peace

How I Found Peace in My Pain

Hello. My name is Meghan, and I am often not an outstanding example of contentment. I’ve been on this earth for 26 years. For the majority of my life, I’ve been puzzled by mysterious illnesses and chronic ailments that have riddled my front lawn with “Do not cross” signs. It’s […]
When God Says No

When God Says No

Do you ever feel like God has abandoned you? Perhaps in your head you know he hasn’t, but deep down your heart questions his presence. You wonder why God has put you in such troubled and persistently difficult circumstances. You’re lonely, needy, confused. You want God to provide for you, […]