When Does God Fulfill Our Desires?

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

Psalm 37:4 is one verse that is among the many “coffee cup” verses out there. We love to place it on our mugs, write it in our notebooks and even tattoo it on our arms. But what does the psalmist mean when he says “… he will give you the desires of your heart”? Continue reading “When Does God Fulfill Our Desires?”

6 Ways We Determine Truth

As we move forward in this new year and begin discussions on practical theology we must start with the foundational question: What is truth? Truth is the foundation of our living. It impacts our thoughts, decisions, and our relationships. Among believers and non-believers alike there is a search for truth. Our world views are what determine how we search for the truth and how we determine truth. Here are six ways we all determine the validity of truth. Continue reading “6 Ways We Determine Truth”

Does Prayer Change Things?

Does prayer change things? It is a common question. What’s more is that it is a question that both believers and unbelievers share, and this is a sad thing. I have atheist friends who say that they have prayed and nothing changed. I have believing friends who pray and are discouraged because nothing changes. This begs the question within all of us. Does prayer change things? Continue reading “Does Prayer Change Things?”

Letting God Design the Culture

Words hold a lot of weight. Words hold a lot of meaning. It’s James who tells us that above all things the tongue is the most powerful. He says with it we both build up and tear down, praise God and curse men. Words are a powerful tool. Words spark emotion and emotion drives everything else. Words shape our culture. So what should be the driving force behind each of our words? Continue reading “Letting God Design the Culture”