For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counseler? Romans 11:34 Let's ask ourselves this question: from where have we gotten our concept of God? Think about this sincerely and honestly. We are all shaped by our backgrounds and our upbringing. Some people have come out of good homes with solid teaching. Some have come through horrific trauma or … [Read more...] about Where Do We Get Our Concept of God?
Many people enjoy using a devotional for their Bible time. They find it easier to read and there certainly are many devotionals out there that provide us with food for thought. What begins to hamper a believer's search for the truth is when they start relying on their devotional to provide them with what God's Word says . . . instead of going to see for themselves what God's Word … [Read more...] about On Devotionals and Children
Just this week we received a message with some questions. These were such good questions that we asked permission from the reader to answer them publicly. It's possible some of you have been wondering these things, too. Both of us here at Truth in Word will do our best to answer each question individually. 1) Do you think Christians should completely avoid the authors … [Read more...] about Is The Bible Alone Suitable For Speaking To The Heart Needs of People?
The devil has done something so deceptive and twisted that it should serve to make us angry. He has taken prayer and made it to be - not unto God - but a way for he and his demons to enter the minds of those who practice this method called "contemplative or centering prayer". And when we encounter warnings about this, it has the potential to make those of us who love speaking to the Father to … [Read more...] about What Really Is Contemplative Prayer?
As you probably know by now, this is a topic that has become almost a burden to me. My heart is grieved by the lies the devil is slipping in under the radar, and how many are falling for them. I am going to speak to the women because, well, I am a woman! I know how you think, feel, rationalize, and react. Because I do the same. After posting the article on how a pastor's wife saw … [Read more...] about God, Make Me More Discerning
I am going to share with you an article I read from Tim Challies blog. There seems to be an evergrowing movement towards hearing God's voice. Maybe someday I will have the time to share more of our thoughts on this. Although, I suppose we did when we published the post on "Jesus Calling by Sarah Young". Lowell and Ted Byler both did an excellent job on it. You can read it … [Read more...] about God Actually Spoke To Me by Tim Challies