Batting Cleanup

I’m delighted that God forgives me.  The fact that the blood of Jesus cleanses every sin is precious (1 John 1:7).  That said, sometimes I feel like a sin factory.  Even if I  apply the blood of Jesus 70 times seven times a day, it gets discouraging.  In fact, it gets worse than discouraging.  It…

The Failed Christian Life

I have failed at being a Christian.  I have failed morally.  I have failed to be unselfish.  I don’t know if God is always first in my affections.  I’ve never prayed with anyone to receive Christ. My prayer and Bible study habits probably aren’t up to snuff.  In these, and many other ways, I have…

Arise, Shine

Picture by Richard Lyall: http://craftycurate.blogs.com/   An entry from my journal dated 9/1/12 Praying tonight: I was meditating on the glory of the Lord being seen in His temple.  Thinking about the state of the church—full of lukewarmness, full of failure and weakness, seemingly divided.  I wondered if we are at all, in any measure, the…