ROI – God expects it. How does our part look?

ROI is Return On Investment. God endows capabilities, so we can give back to Him when He returns. In Matthew 25:14-25, Jesus said, ‘It is like a man about to go abroad who summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to a third one,…

Giving Precedes Getting

We are driven to satisfy our own needs and desires. That’s what is on our minds when we begin praying. But that is not what God advises us to do when we approach Him. Exodus 23:15: ‘No one will appear before me empty-handed.’ Oops! We came to get, not give. Psalms 100:4 says, ‘Come within…

Guaranteed Life Success Myth or Promise?

If I catch a huge fish at a particular spot, I am inclined to return there. If I catch nothing the second or third time the memory of the big one still persists. I try a few more times, speculating that if one was there, there have to be more. I don‘t persist at spots…

What can God do in one second?

For starters, He makes the light emanating from every object in the universe travel 186,272 miles. That’s quite an example of what can be done in a short amount of time? Ephesians 5:16: “Make the best of the present time, for it is a wicked age.” For loafers and sluggards, time is for idleness; work…

I Have to See it to Believe it

To Christians undergoing a trial and looking forward to an answer the statement above is bad theology. It is counterproductive to a solution. The Psalmist David wrote in Psalms 26:13: “I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the substance of…

Let My People Grow

Image courtesy of: Milan Klusacek We know God wants us to grow because He has said so: 2 Pet 3:18: But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen. Ephesians 4:14: We are not meant to remain as children but to grow…

The Day the Crocodile Almost Had Me

One Sunday night ago on Nat Geo Wild,  a special aired called “Okavango Underwater”. I spent some time underwater while exploring the Okavango Delta in northwestern Botswana in July, 1979 with five companions. A freak incident put our lives in dire jeopardy. Our outboard stalled in a papyrus forest. I tilted the motor to see if…