Growth Blog Posts

  • Our Daily Bread (7/29/2018) - In the book, Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, Ellen White expounds on the Sermon on the Mount and comes to the Lord’s prayer.  In this prayer we are called to ask God to “give us our daily bread today”.  Ellen White shares, “In communion with Christ, through prayer and the study of the great … Continued
  • A Mother’s Impact on a Nation (5/10/2018) - Hanna could not have a child and she went to the Lord at Shiloh and prayed for a son that she would dedicate to the Lord’s work in the tabernacle after he was weaned.  God answered Hanna’s prayer and she gave birth to her one and only son Samuel who was given to Eli and … Continued
  • Gideon’s Strength in Weakness (4/26/2018) - The Lord called Gideon from out of a wine press where he was hiding from the Midianites and threshing grain to lead 300 men to conquer thousands of enemy soldiers with lamps and horns! Along this short journey, God needed to show Gideon some signs like the fleece outside his tent not once but twice! … Continued
  • Sweat God’s Small Stuff (4/18/2018) - Jesus was taking His last journey to Jerusalem where He would be tortured, condemned, and crucified after sweating blood for the sins of the human race in the garden of Gethsemane.  The disciples were still missing the boat with Jesus dying to the point where they were even arguing about who would be the greatest … Continued
  • The Step of Faith (4/14/2018) - The priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant were called by Joshua to enter the flooding waters of the Jordan River by faith.  As soon as their feet touched the water’s edge, God held up the flow of the rushing river and all of Israel traveled on dry land to Canaan.  Are you having trouble … Continued
  • The Fool is Right in his Own Eyes (4/5/2018) - Proverbs 12:15 says; “The way of the fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds wise counsel is wise.”  Many today feel that they need to go out and make their own decisions and establish themselves in our society.  God calls us to seek Him and His perfect wisdom first.  He is … Continued
  • My Way or God’s Way (1/5/2018) - My Way or God’s Way? Ellen White wrote an article in the Review and Herald back in February 23, 1892 with the title “My Own Way.” In the context of living a life in the Lord, Ellen White shares a challenging statement: “But One says, ‘Can’t I have my own way and act myself?’ No, … Continued
  • Downtime with God (8/15/2017) - The book of Genesis tells the story of Isaac who was meditating in the fields when Abraham’s servant came back with Rebecca.  I wonder what Isaac what meditating on?  The loss of his mother, the desire for female companionship?  There was much for Isaac to contemplate, but I believe that his focus was in conversation … Continued