My late pastor, Bro Bobby Roberson used to always say, “What you say should not hurt me, because I’m supposed to be dead to self, and you can’t hurt something that’s dead.”
It is hard for me to understand that there was a day in which slaves lived in great subjection to their masters. Many masters, choosing the ways of dictatorship and cruelty. Listen in on how Sarah Ashley age 93, described her life in real slavery.
Don’t you just love to lose? No, really. Don’t you just love to exude all your energy into a DIY project and have it turn out to be an absolute waste of time? Or how about writing an exhaustive research paper only to have your computer shut down before you could hit Save? NOT. AT. ALL.
Carefully, he stares at the man before him. With a look of disappointment and disdain, he studies this all too familiar subject. That face. I know I’ve seen it before. But where? I feel as though I’ve always known him, and yet there is a great distortion. There is something I cannot place, but I beg of God to know.
A preacher once jokingly said that he was going to write a book and entitle it The Top 10 Most Humble Men in the World, and How I Trained the Other Nine. Later he said he would write a sequel How I Obtained Humility. I think that’s hilarious, don’t you? Unfortunately, this kind of false humility is very much a reality in the lives of Christian men everywhere
It should be no surprise that the world around us is contrary in every aspect to the things of God. What God seeks to establish in the heart of man, the lost world opposes with the highest disdain and what the world esteems in the flesh, God sees as an abomination in light of His Spirit.
With submission, there is always opposition. Something so vital to your Christian life should be diligently guarded at all times.
Look to your left. Now look to your right. Don’t focus on what you see, but notice who you can see. Who are the people that are influencing your life the most at this very moment? A wise man once said, “You are who your friends are or you soon will be.” And how true... Continue Reading →