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Individuals are Accountable

    What is God’s Will for Your Life?  In I Thessalonians, we learn that God’s Will for us is our sanctification. ( I Thess. 4:3)  Sanctification is God’s work in us as we grow spiritually, living in holiness pleasing and honoring Him. We are set apart for service and holiness.  It is a process of maturing in our faith and becoming more and more like Jesus. The hymnist gives us direction: “Take time to be holy, Speak oft with thy Lord; Abide in Him always, And feed on His Word; Make friends of God’s children, Help those who are …

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Caught Up in the Riptide

One morning, after reading a study on taking thoughts captive, I had an instant visual. My prayer time is in the shower every morning. The water crashing over me somehow reminded me of the ocean and it’s tide. As I began to meditate on all I was learning about, I saw it plain as day. Now, I have never been in a rip current, but I have heard about them from native Californians. I warn my children about them whenever we are at the beach, to look out for them and remind them what to do if they find themselves …