Friday, February 28, 2014

March 1, 2014

"Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path." Psalm 119:105

Let me ask you a few questions, would your life be better if you were more influenced by Hollywood and less influenced by the Holy Word? Or, would you benefit from more time and attention devoted to the Holy Word and less to Hollywood?

The Psalmist declared that the Holy Word gave clarity to his journey and a direction for his life.

Does Hollywood (movies, music, media, and Madison Avenue) give you similar clarity and direction?

If you believe the Holy Word enriches your life more than Hollywood, you should be devoting more time and attention to His Word than to TV, movies, video games, and music.

Where are you spending the major portion of your time?

Watching one movie requires about two hours. Can you spend two hours studying the Word? 

Does listening to your music clarify your reality and help you do what's right? 

If you acknowledge the Holy Word enriches your life more than Hollywood, do you need to be spending more time reading the Holy Word?

Are you spending time being entertained by Hollywood or investing time in being edified by the Holy Word?

When the Psalmist declared the importance of the light he receives from God's Word he is also acknowledging the darkness that surrounds him apart from the Word.

If the Holy Word brings light, what does Hollywood bring?

Which dominates your life the darkness or the light?

Just trying to throw some light on the subject.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

February 28, 2014

"Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

There is something wired into the human psyche that needs answers to three big questions:
  • What is real?
  • What is right?
  • What is rewarding?

People want to know what they can believe in, how to behave and what is worth living for. So, where do they find those answers?

When Jesus said, "I am the way" He was answering what is real!

By identifying Himself as "I AM" He is making the connection with God, the "I AM"!  As the way to God He is the way to Heaven. What can be more real than eternity?

Jesus also said, "I am the truth". If Jesus is truth then believing in Him is right! As the Son of the Holy God, He decides and declares what is morally and spiritually right!

But, that is not all! Jesus claims He is also the way to a rewarding and meaningful life!

During His earthly ministry He preached, "I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."  John 10:9-10

Jesus is what's real!

Jesus is what's right!

Jesus is what's rewarding!

Are you one of those who has a voice deep within asking, "What is real?"

If so, Jesus answers, "I am the way to an eternal reality!"

Is there a nagging cry within, "What is right?"

If so, Jesus says, "I am the truth and everyone who agrees with me is right!"

If you are wondering, "What is worth living for?", Jesus says, "I am the life - an eternal leading to an eternal reward!"

Whatever the question, Jesus is the answer!

February 27, 2014

Sunday I will begin my preaching series on the significance and superiority of God's Word in a world growing increasingly darker and more confused.

One of the most vicious attacks from the secular culture against our Bible and beliefs is the assault against "traditional" marriage. In my study this week I came across this article written by a fellow pastor that is definitely worth the read because it defends the Christian perspective well and is representative of the fight we face.

5 Myths People Spread About Jesus, Sex and Gay Marriage

There’s an often-used rationale in the culture with respect to the Bible and marriage that goes something like this …

Many marriages, and many aberrations of marriage, are described (not prescribed) in the Bible. So the question that often gets asked is … “What about Jesus? What did He say about marriage?”

This week, I watched a popular “news” person tear into a Bible scholar on live TV with the assertion that Jesus never said a single thing about homosexuality being a sin, followed by the question, “So why are you saying that your view against gay marriage is Christian (insert angry self-satisfied “I just owned you” look right here)?!”

Back in 2008, Newsweek writer Lisa Miller did a piece (edited in 2010) on this very issue where she wrote (among other things) …

 “ … the Bible and Jesus say many important things about love and family, [but] neither explicitly defines marriage as between one man and one woman.”

Miller says other things in the article about Jesus and marriage too, like:

“Jesus himself was single and preached an indifference to earthly attachments—especially family.”

“The biblical Jesus was—in spite of recent efforts of novelists to paint him otherwise—emphatically unmarried.”

“Jesus never mentions homosexuality, but he roundly condemns divorce (leaving a loophole in some cases for the husbands of unfaithful women).”

“Jesus reaches out to everyone, especially those on the margins, and brings the whole Christian community into his embrace. The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest and author, cites the story of Jesus revealing himself to the woman at the well—no matter that she had five former husbands and a current boyfriend—as evidence of Christ’s all-encompassing love.”

Quoting James Martin—a Preist: “ … if Jesus were alive today, He would reach out especially to the gays and lesbians among us, for Jesus does not want people to be lonely and sad.”

For the rest of this post, I want to interact with (and push back on) these ideas, though I invite your interaction and dialogue about my conclusions in the comment section. There may be much more that needs to be discussed.

1. Jesus never defined marriage as one man, one woman.

When Jesus talked about married people, he spoke of “a man … [and] … his wife” in Matthew 19:5 and Mark 10:7.

Jesus went on to use the language “ … the two shall become one.”

Jesus quoted the text of Genesis 2:24 as the foundation of His teaching on marriage. This is the biblical doctrine of “origins.” Jesus even used the clause “from the beginning it was not so” when talking about divorce.

What does this mean? It means that in the teaching of Jesus, if you want to have a true and pure understanding on the ideals of marriage, you go to “the beginning.”

This is also echoed by the Apostle Paul in his teaching on marriage in the book of Ephesians 5:31. What you have in Genesis is one man, one woman and a God-sanctified marriage covenant that, according to Jesus, is intended to last a lifetime (Mat. 19:8).

2. Jesus never specifically mentioned homosexuality in His teaching on marriage, so we should not make a big deal about it either.

People love to do this with Jesus. Unfortunately, it’s a logical fallacy, and it would be incredibly inconsistent and even destructive to do this with zillions of other things that Jesus doesn’t mention either.

Imagine someone doing that to you. You didn’t say anything about one element of a subject, so that means that you don’t care or have an opinion about it.

The fact is, Jesus doesn’t have to disaffirm anything in order to affirm God’s original intent for marriage.

To suggest that he does would be kind of like a child asking, “Hey mom, what’s for dinner?” Mom answers, “Roast beef, but NOT turkey, not pizza, not pudding, not sub sandwiches, not corn on the cob, uh, not chili—oh goodness, I don’t want to leave anything out—um, not lasagna. I sure hope I mention everything that is NOT for dinner so you won’t be confused about what IS for dinner.”

By affirming “what was from the beginning,” Jesus is defining marriage in God’s ideal terms! Jesus doesn’t have to disaffirm anything (which would be impossible since there are so many aberrations and the list just keeps growing). He only has to affirm one thing—and Jesus did that.

So the idea that because Jesus didn’t mention homosexuality somehow means that it isn’t a point of human brokenness is a fallacy.

Another key observation is that any time Jesus mentions a husband, He mentions a wife. And any time He mentions a wife, He mentions a husband. 

This should provide the eager seeker of ”what Jesus taught” valuable insight. He seemed to believe that a husband belongs with a wife, and a wife belongs with a husband. A husband is a “he”—and a wife is a “she.”

3. Jesus was never married, so He was obviously indifferent to marriage.

The argument goes like this: Jesus, by not getting married, was minimizing the relationship in favor of a more general value of ”love.” However, in a very general sense, Jesus explained why He was not married (and why, for that matter, he didn’t do a lot of other things during His lifetime):

For the son of man has come to seek and save that which was lost. —Lk. 19:10

For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of Him who sent me. —Jn. 6:38

According to Paul’s teaching, marriage for Jesus (and even himself) would have been a distraction because …

… a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife. —I Cor. 7:33

It is true that during His human, earthy ministry, Jesus did not get married. But interestingly, there is New Testament imagery of Jesus being a “bridegroom” (male person in a marriage relationship) who is preparing to come for His bride (female person in a marriage relationship).

For the record, here are the verses that depict a future marriage relationship between Jesus and the church … Mat. 9:15Mat. 25:1-10John 3:29; Eph. 5:22-33; Rev. 18:2319:721:222:17

Paul the Apostle said that the human marriage relationship of one man and one woman is the mysterious symbol of the ultimate consummation of the ages—Jesus (the bridegroom/male) and the church (the bride/female).

There can be no more clear indication of God’s ideal design for marriage than the imagery and symbolism tied to the culmination of the ages in Jesus’ relationship to the church.

Paul’s teaching in Ephesians actually stresses beyond doubt that a one-man + one-woman relationship based on love, submission and respect is the best analogy of the kind of relationship Jesus wants with His church. Indeed, it is the kind of relationship He will have with her for eternity.

4. Jesus reached out to and accepted people into His circle who did not fit the “traditional marriage” model.

Two case-studies of this position are often brought up when talking about Jesus and marriage. 

The first is the Samaritan woman at the well (see John 4). The second is the woman caught in adultery (see Jn. 8:1-11).

What can we make of these two stories? Is it something like …

Jesus speaking: “Hey, there’s a serial-divorcee, and an adulteress. I’m going to invite them to become members of my circle of people just so I can show people that I accept people like this.”

Yes! The truth is that Jesus was reaching out to them, but not without a call to leave their sexual/relational dysfunction behind them. 

It’s true that “Jesus accepted people,” but remember He also called people to accept Him as LORD of their lives, which is initially done through repenting of the sins that pull us outside the bounds of God’s created order for our lives, whatever those sins might be (including adultery and homosexuality).

One need only look at how the first Apostles called people to Jesus in order to affirm this. The first evangelistic message in the Bible culminates with the words, “Repent … every one of you … ” (Acts 2:38).

What’s the point here? Simply this: Jesus reached out to two women with similar types of sexual/relational dysfunction in their lives.

He promised that He loved them, He forgave them, He could fulfill them, and that they should turn away from their sin as a true evidence of their desire to be in relationship with Him. This is the opposite of a belief that Jesus wants a church full of people who go on sinning, who embrace their sexual sin as normal and who can comfort themselves by being accepted by Jesus, who does not condemn them. 

Nothing could be further from the truth. Jesus called them to Himself, in part, by calling them out of their particular brand of sexual sin (see also 1 Cor. 6:9-11).

5. These are the kind of people Jesus would reach out to if He were here today.

I could not agree more! And Jesus would do with them just what he did with the Samaritan woman and the adulteress. 

He would call them to Himself by calling them out of their sin and into a new life. Again, this is echoed in what the early Apostles understood when they themselves called people to follow Jesus (see 1 Tim. 1:8-11 for an example).

How did Jesus define reaching out to people?

He said, “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (see Luke 5:32).

Yes, Jesus would reach out to every kind of person. He would tell them of God’s love, and He would call them to repent of their sins. He would call murderers, thieves, liars, adulterers, homosexuals, gossips and racists.

And He would lead them out of their sin and into a new life with Him.

In this sense, we could say that our churches should be full of ex-sinners who have become Jesus-followers!  

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February 26, 2014

"So  Jesus  was  saying  to  those  Jews  who  had  believed Him, "If  you  continue  in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."… John 8:31-32

Since I have chosen to center my life around God, His truth and His character have shaped my reality. Anything that agrees with His Word and is consistent with His character is right for me. I must shape my devotion, my direction, my decisions and my deeds to be consistent with His Word, the Bible.

So, what I choose as the ultimate reality for my life will also determine what is right for my life. Put another way, what I believe in must determine how I behave. To do otherwise will result in being confused and conflicted.

This is what I hear what Jesus saying to His disciples:

1) "If you don't continually live according to My word you don't really believe in Me"

2) "If you do your best to continually live in obedience to My word then your faith is real."

3) "If your faith is real you will discover the power of My truth."

What is the power of His truth that allows it to set me free?

It is the power of His presence because He IS truth! Truth is not just a concept it is a PERSON! When you interact with His truth you encounter Him!

It is the power of His peace because His IS our peace!

It is the power of His purpose because "it is in Him we live and move and have our being!"

So, how do I know I am rooted in the proper reality? The beliefs consistent with that reality will bring me freedom in my mind and spirit!

Do my beliefs bring freedom and clarity in my life?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February 25, 2014

"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible." Hebrews 11:3

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Hebrews 11:6

Between now and Easter, many in the FredWes family will be reading through the New Testament. I don't think we have any idea how that will bless our fellowship!

During this Lenten period I will be preaching a series of messages about the Bible, why I believe in it and why you should give it very serious consideration.

When you strip away all the complexities of 21st Century life (and that's not easy) life comes down to two great questions. Those questions are:

What is real?

What is right?

Maybe you have never taken time to think about it like that but you should. Here's why, whatever defines your reality and determines your morality will control your life.

I have chosen to allow God, primarily through His Word, to define my reality. I decided based on the clear proclamation of the Word of God that God is my Creator. 

Who better to depend upon to define my reality than the One who created me in the first place? Do you have a better idea?

Who better to build my reality around that the One Who has always been and always will be? It makes sense to me that whatever is eternal is more real than something temporary. Do you have a better idea?

Who better to base my reality upon that the only God Who revealed Himself in person in the person of Jesus Christ? He was real enough to be born, to live a humble but remarkable life, to die on a cruel Roman cross, and then to rise from the dead three days later.

What is more real than life?

What is more real than death?

And what is more reliable than a God Who is able to raise His Son back to life following His death? If He can overcome death, then He is more real than death is, right?

I know death is real. I have seen people die. So if Jesus Christ is more real than death, then He is a trustworthy person to define my reality! 

That seems real sensible to me!

What are you doing to get real?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

February 24, 2014

"Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody."  Romans 12:17

Evil is easy to recognize in others.

But when it comes to owning up to the evil in you, that is a little tougher. You have your weak areas and your struggles, but you are not really evil. Right?

Let's see what Jesus has to say.

"You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell." Matthew 5:21-22

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart." Matthew 5:27-28

Would you admit that any person who would commit a murder is an evil person? Certainly you would admit that murder is an evil deed.

Well, Jesus said if you have ever been angry at another person you have an evil in you that is capable of murdering someone.

And He is also saying that if you have ever lusted for a woman, that indicates you have a evil that is capable of committing adultery.

So, getting angry or lusting after a woman indicate an inner evil resident within you. Are you evil? If you have done either or both of these then you have evil in you. Yes, you.

In this very chapter evil is defined and identified.

In verse one, evil is refusing to surrender spiritually to God.

Verse two identifies evil as being conformed to the world.

The third through eighth verses indicates evil is using your gifts for yourself rather than serving others. Or, it is not using them at all.

Verse 9 mentions embracing evil as something evil.

Verse 10 indicates that self-centered love is evil.

The rest of the chapter reveals that being overcome by evil is evidence of evil within you. Refusing to do the good thing or the right thing or the godly thing opens the door for evil in your life.

Then the question becomes, "What am I going to with that evil?"

Will you tolerate it? Will you ignore it and hope it goes away?

Or, will you confess it and repent of it and resist it every day? Admit that you are evil and ask God to cleanse it out of you by His blood and His Spirit.

February 23, 2014

"Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody."  Romans 12:17

When the writer of Romans penned these words I think he assumed that his readers would know what evil is. Nowadays that may not be the case:

 Is evil a noun or is it a verb?

There is much confusion over that these days. Is evil something that is done by you or to you or is evil something you are? Is it a dark and powerful personal force within you or is it the harmful and hurtful things you do? That confusion contributes to many of our problems in our world today.

If we are going to overcome evil, obviously we must have a clear and actual understanding of what evil is.

A study of the whole 12th chapter will give you a good concept of what evil is.

V.1 - Evil is refusing to surrender your sinful nature to Christ.

V. 2 - Evil is conforming to the "world" or the "cosmos" in your thinking and your values.
          Evil is not desiring the will of God.

V. 3 - 8 - Evil is failing or refusing to serve God with your gifts and talents.

V. 9 - 13 - Evil is self-seeking and despising others.

V. 14- 20 - Evil is being conceited, spiteful and retaliatory toward those who disagree with you.

You will either overcome evil or it will overcome you. And until you deal with the evil that controls your nature, you will be overcome by evil.

So, evil is a noun.

It is a nature that dwells in you from the time of your birth. Being born evil you are also born separated from God. And that spiritual separation from God is the essence of your evil.

But, evil is also a verb!

It is because of the evil that dwells in you, evil guides your thoughts and decisions. Evil thoughts breed evil attitudes that are expressed in evil actions.

God calls you to be delivered from evil. You can choose to allow Him to deliver you and cleanse you from evil.

Or, you can be overcome by evil. Which will  it be today?

Friday, February 21, 2014

February 22, 2014

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

We know that Peter recovered from his "Peter moment" of failure and denial of Jesus to be enjoy a "Peter movement" as he launched the Church of Jesus Christ.

We know that Peter went from being a fan of Jesus to becoming a follower of Jesus.

We need to know how those transformations happened. How did Peter "power up"?

He "powered up" by the power of the Holy Spirit!

What is the power of the Spirit?

The power of the Holy Spirit is the power to worship. "...we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh." Phil. 3:3

The power of the Holy Spirit is the power of His will. "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:1-2

The power of the Holy Spirit is the power to walk. "So I say, walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfill the desires of the flesh." Galatians 5:16

The power of the Holy Spirit is the power to witness. "And you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8

The power of the Holy Spirit is the power of wisdom. "But when He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth....." John 16:13

The power of the Holy Spirit is the power of oneness.  "All the believers were together and had everything in common." Acts 2:44

Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and he was never the same! When he received the Spirit he received the holiness of God and love of Jesus.

Peter powered up! 

Have you been filled with His Spirit? 

Have you experienced the power He brings?

Receiving the Holy Spirit changed Peter from a fan to a follower.

Are you a fan of Jesus or are you His follower?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

February 21, 2014

"When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you. ”Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.”  John 21:15-19

As we finished up our fourth day of patching and painting a large recreation room in the lower level of the teen boy’s group home, I confess that I was wrestling with questions of, “Is this really worth being away from Barbara and my church family (and of course, Tyrod?)”

But then the Spirit checked me and reminded me that it was worth it to Him to have a nice bright place for His troubled, neglected and rejected teens to relax for a while.

He also reminded me that I had prepared the team members that much of ministry work is doing ordinary things with an extraordinary attitude. What sounds glamorous at first “A Mission Trip”, often comes down to doing pretty ordinary things that may seem insignificant at the time.

God called to my attention what Jesus said to Peter in this portion of Scripture. In fact, He said it three times! “Peter, if you love me, feed my sheep.”

When I listened to what Jesus says to Peter here and then meditated on it I understood Jesus was essentially telling Peter, “Peter, if you want to experience my love, make sure you express my love to others!” And those expressions of love usually happen in ordinary ways during ordinary days.

I would prefer to express His love in spectacular and supernatural ways, but usually the opportunities He gives me to demonstrate His love is in ordinary ways.

The types of things we have been doing for a few days here at Hephzibah are done every day by the committed staff of this necessary ministry. So, if we get bored by the ordinary imagine what it must be like for them!

God revealed to me through the Scripture portion above that the way to serve ordinary people in ordinary ways on ordinary days without losing the passion of our purpose is this – stay connected to the EXTRAORDINARY love of God! Experience it every day in the midst of the ordinary and express it each day through the ordinary tasks of life!

Will you connect with God today?

Will you experience His extraordinary love today?

Will you express that extraordinary love to someone on this ordinary day?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

February 20, 2014

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8

Imagine you have a glass that is partially filled with dirt. What will happen if you pour fresh cool water into that glass?

Or, if you have a glass of clear cool water and you dump a few tablespoons of dirt into that glass, how will that work out?

In either scenario you will end up with a glass of muddy water.

So, how do you get a glass filled with clear, cool water?

If you want it clear you must empty the dirt and clean the class.

And if you want it full of water you must empty everything else out of that class.

Only a clean empty glass can be filled with pure water.

So it is with the Holy Spirit. You cannot be filled with the Holy Spirit unless you are emptied of your sinful and selfish nature. 

And you can't receive the Spirit until you have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus.

That is what happened to Peter that changed him from a fan of Jesus to a follower of Jesus.

It is what happened to Peter that changed him from denying Jesus to becoming a disciple.

Becoming Spirit-Filled is what filled him with "agape" love because God's Spirit is His perfect love! So, being filled with the Spirit is being filled with His love.

God's love IS the power of His Spirit!

The power of the Holy Spirit changed Peter from having a "Peter Moment" to starting a "Peter Movement".

Have you emptied yourself so you can be filled with His Spirit?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February 19, 2014

"The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you. ”Jesus said, “Feed my sheep."  John 21:17

This is a DTR moment.

You have had them and I have had them and they are often awkward.

DTR stands for "define the relationship".

If you have been in a dating relationship for several months or more you have experienced a DTR moment where you sense that you are more than friends but you are not sure if she (he) is feeling the same way. So, you initiate the conversation to bring some definition to your relationship. The outcome of that conversation will determine if the friendship deepens, if it remains the same or if it ends. Each of those conclusions brings a definition to the relationship.

It is impossible for any relationship to grow and deepen without these DTR moments.

Jesus knew that Peter was confused and struggling in his faith since the devastating day that he denied Jesus three times. Not only had he lost confidence in himself but he was unsure of where he stood in his relationship with Jesus. 

So, Jesus came to the shores of the Sea of Galilee to find Peter and define their relationship. He did this because He had huge hopes for Peter and He needed to restore him. Peter needed to know how much Jesus loved him and he needed to admit his insufficient love for Jesus.

When that brief conversation was over Peter knew exactly where he stood in his relationship with Jesus and he knew exactly what he must do for the relationship to grow and deepen.

Since being a Christian is a relationship, DTR's are essential.

It takes a DTR to become a Christian. You have to confess that you have no relationship with Jesus because you are a sinner and you must ask Him to forgive your sins. When your sins are forgiven you can enter into a relationship with Jesus.

Then it requires daily DTR's to continue to develop your relationship with Christ. Your DTR moments will occur as you spend time in His Word and in prayer. It is nearly impossible to connect with God through the Word and through prayer and come away confused about your relationship with Him.

Have you had a DTR with God this morning?