Covid–19

How do we live in such a day as this? While the world has changed, many things haven’t changed. Here are four things that haven’t changed that can help us address the situation today!The world has changed drastically in the last two weeks. The coronavirus, COVID-19, has affected everything. The economy, tourism, business, church services, stock market, sporting events […]

Jesus is for the birds

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than them? Matthew 6:26 With the corona virus sweeping across the globe like an out-of-control California wildfire, there’s sure a lot of anxiety going around […]

Why I Cry

 I have always teared up or choked up when I hear a choir sing  Midnight Cry, Thou O Lord,  Something Happens, or My Life Is In Your Hands, especially when I’m in the choir singing them. I call them my cry songs. I have always teared up or choked up whenever I hear a choir […]

Everything will be OK

Of course everything will be OK Almighty God is in control of EVERYthing Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power    and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,    for everything in heaven and earth is yours.Yours, Lord, is the kingdom;    you are exalted as head over all.12 Wealth and honor come from you;    you are the ruler of all things.In your hands […]

Self is a four-letter word

When we use, or you hear someone use the word “try” that means “self” is vying for control. Self is assuming responsibility. Super responsibility. That’s not a good thing. Self tries to live the Christian life. Self does good Christian work. Self loves to chair committees. Self likes to volunteer in the food pantry and the clothes closet.  Self […]

Self is a four-letter word

If we’re ever going to receive all the God has for us, we must come to the end of self.

Put your helmet on

Are you mad enough to fight a long-overdue war?

When satan speaks

The thief (satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy. John 10:10 What does satan say to us and how does it impact us? ( I know his name it’s supposed to start with a capital s, but ask me if I care.) We all know satan can only speak lies.   He is not capable […]

The older brother

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, Galatians 3:26 In the parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:11–32  the older brother has as much to teach us as the Prodigal. After the prodigal’s return and the father’s  joyous response  the older brother became resentful  and felt neglected as a son by his father.  […]

Three Attitudes

By John Ed Mathison Executive Director John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries Every day, we have an opportunity to adopt one of three different attitudes. The attitude we adopt will go a long way in determining how much we accomplish during the day. This is true in sporting contests, work environments, church opportunities, and every relationship […]

Welcome John Ed Mathison posts to FHG blog tomorrow

I am excited to announce that beginning tomorrow I’ll be adding weekly posts by Dr. John Ed Mathison to For His Glory. John Ed’s posts  are scheduled to appear here each Thursday on my blog.  John Ed was my pastor at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama when we lived there. He was […]

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, here is a list of things you are when you live out of your true identity in Christ

you are a totally new creationyou are in Christyou are totally forgiven for EVERY sin you’ve ever committed, are committing now, or ever will commit in the futureyou are totally righteousyou are totally reconciled you are redeemed you are sanctified you are justifiedyou are totally acceptedyou are an integral part of the body of Christyou […]

Our identity in Christ–If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, here is a list of character traits when you live out of your true identity in Christ

you are a totally new creation you are in Christ you are totally forgiven for EVERY sin you’ve ever committed, are committing now, or ever will commit in the future you are totally righteous you are totally reconciled                                    […]

Forgiveness

Psychologists and psychiatrists today generally agree that forgiveness is a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance or anger toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness. Dr Tony Evans in his book Detours  divides forgiveness into two categories: unilateral and transnational. If  we […]

Our greatest need of all

 in a previous post we said our two greatest needs are love and acceptance and work and value you probably noticed I mentioned four needs,  but we lumped  love and acceptance together   and worth and valiue together. But (in this writer’s opinion), acceptance is the greatest of all our needs by a country mile. Acceptance […]

Good people don’t go to heaven, bad people do

Lot’s of good people believe that the way you get to heaven is by being good. After all, God is a good God and heaven is a good place and going to heaven will be a good thing–if we’re good. The problem is: that’s not true. Good people don’t go to heaven.  Bad people do. […]

Good Christians don’t exist

Lots of folks who want to improve their lives (e.g. to be accepted by God, to get closer to God, to be loved more by God,  to gain God’s favor and blessing) try real hard to be a good Christian. The operative word here is “try“. But “good” Christians don’t exist.In addition, if someone is declared a ” Good”  […]

What do you need?

If we are going to understand who we really are–our real identity, we need to go back  to the very beginning. Everyone of us was born with two innate needs.: a) a need to feel loved  and accepted, and b) a need to feel a sense of worth and value. Once you discover that we have […]

Who are we really?

 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.I have identity issues. Ephesians 2:10 You have identity issues. I have identity issues.  In fact we all have issues about who we really are.  Fur instance: Do people accept me for who I am?  Am I […]

What brand of nacre do you use?

How do deal successfully with irritations

Horoscope Hijinks

What’s your sign, man? Horoscopes used to play an important role in my relationships–especially with women.. This was during my prodigal son romp through my recently divorced mid-life wilderness.  When I became interested in a woman, the first place I went was Linda Goodman’s book Sun Signs to see if the woman and I would be horoscopicly […]

Space has always fascinated me.

The heavens declare the glory of God;  the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech. Night after night they reveal knowledge. Psalm 19:1-3  I’ve always been overwhelmed by God’s power and his creativity.  It’s not hard, it’s impossible, and beyond my comprehension to grasp the majesty of the heavens […]

I watch the Hallmark Channel

 I watch the Hallmark Channel and its sister channel Movies and Mysteries regularly. I catch all kinds of flak from the guys at church. They dismiss those  movies as chick flicks. But I don’t care. In these movies no one ever gets shot or stabbed or strangled. Nobody commits adultery. No women or children are ever […]

Betty Jean Davis where are you?

Picture this:  It’s 1954.  Central Elementary School. Shenandoah Iowa. It’s third grade recess. We  boys are playing kickball. The girls are standing around acting silly. Off to the side standing alone  is  Betty Jean Davis wishing some of the girls would talk to her or ask her to join them.  Betty Jean hoped some of […]

For His Glory blog is coming back

For HIS Glory two-dot-oh (2.0) is back in the blogosphere.  Beginning January 6th you will see posts  appearing 3 times a week. We will also feature blog posts from pastor John Ed Mathison.   I am excited about my return,  and getting back with all my blogging friends and followers again.  In case  you’re wondering where […]