Category: Closer

Do you realize how close you are?


As this long weekend is drawing to a close, I wanted to go back and read another chapter from the book I was reading while I was on vacation called "CHASE THE LION" by Mark Batterson which speaks to the fact and reality that "If your dream doesn't scare you, it's too small". Do you … Continue reading Do you realize how close you are?

Do you realize how you are treating God?

Do you realize how you are treating God?


Are you being faithful as He is faithful to you? Are you sticking with Him as He sticks near to you? Are you loving as He is love? Are you being truthful as He is truth? Are you walking away from Him? Are you turning your back on Him? Are you worshipping someone or something … Continue reading Do you realize how you are treating God?

When will you look beyond the material stuff, the feel good stuff, and the self promoting stuff?

When will you look beyond the material stuff, the feel good stuff, and the self promoting stuff?


How much stuff do you need? Money isn't evil, the love of money is the root of all evil. Is it more important to feel good than to do good? Is it more important to self promote than to be a servant leader?   What will it take to grow up and look beyond this? … Continue reading When will you look beyond the material stuff, the feel good stuff, and the self promoting stuff?

Do you need help with directions?

Do you need help with directions?


Wondering where your next step should be? Wondering which direction to head? Wondering which way to turn? Wondering what way to go? Need help? What's the plan? What's the message? What's the purpose? Turn to God and ask Him for wisdom, help, direction, discernment, a plan. We may come up with a plan but God … Continue reading Do you need help with directions?

Ever read about dinosaurs? Ever read about them in the Bible?


My morning reading today came from Job 40, 41, 42 and Psalm 134. In Job 40, we read of this incredible creature, the Behemoth: 15-24“Look at the land beast, Behemoth. I created him as well as you. Grazing on grass, docile as a cow— Just look at the strength of his back, the powerful muscles of his belly. His … Continue reading Ever read about dinosaurs? Ever read about them in the Bible?

What’s written on your heart?


What's inside you? What makes you tick? What makes you behave and do what you do? What makes you be more than what is normal or usual? What's inside you that makes you more than average? What's inside you that keeps you encouraged and motivated? What's in your heart that makes you love people and … Continue reading What’s written on your heart?

Anxious? Worried? Afraid?


6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:6-7 Are you in a situation or circumstance that is causing you to become anxious, worried, or afraid? God's big … Continue reading Anxious? Worried? Afraid?

Are you growing? in what?


Are you growing in grace? a capacity to tolerate, accommodate, or forgive people At the root of grace is faith! As today's devotional puts it: "Believe the promises more firmly than you have done. Let faith increase in fullness, constancy, simplicity." -- Spurgeon's Morning Devotions Are you growing in love? non-partial, sacrificial "Ask that your … Continue reading Are you growing? in what?