Gary’s Blog

Truth Ain’t Goin’ Away

Truth Ain’t Goin’ Away

We spend a great deal of time running away from things we know are true. We deny these things, suppress them, and pretend they aren’t so — but all the while, the truth is still there waiting to be dealt with. Closing the blinds doesn’t make the sun go away.

A Penitent Announcement

A Penitent Announcement

I am learning to wait on the Lord and yield to His purposes as He gradually reveals them, and learning to receive each day whatever comes from His hand, with gratitude. Whatever happens, I trust that He is waiting for me at the end of the path, and that will keep me moving forward.

Letting the Scriptures Guide Us

Letting the Scriptures Guide Us

The Scriptures constitute the only authority that will never fail us, and we need to meditate on the importance of letting the Bible make our decisions for us, always giving its principles priority in our thought processes.

The Power of God’s Providence in Our Lives

The Power of God’s Providence in Our Lives

Between where we are right now and where we will be in eternity, the path may take many unexpected turns, but it is enough to know that He is waiting for us at the end of the journey, and in the meantime He will provide.

A New Year

A New Year

During the new year, we will again be presented with daily opportunities to use ourselves actively for God’s purposes. What will we do with those opportunities?

Am I Honest?

Am I Honest?

Anything less on our part than a bona fide commitment to be faithful to truth — whatever that may entail, at whatever cost — and truth will disguise herself from us.

The First Requirement for Spiritual Growth

The First Requirement for Spiritual Growth

It’s not our ignorance that holds us back; it’s the false confidence that we’re farther down the road than we really are. If we see the need for growth at all, we don’t see it as urgent — and so we don’t work on it.

Helpfulness to the Local Congregation

Helpfulness to the Local Congregation

Not all have made the preparation necessary to be useful to the local congregation. Not all are sensitive and mature enough to know how best to help. Not all are ready to make the sacrifices of time, effort, and energy required to help. Are you?

Taking the Time to Grow Spiritually

Taking the Time to Grow Spiritually

Living in a culture where people have been led to believe they can “have it all,” we suppose that there must be a way to grow to spiritual maturity without doing anything other than what we’ve already been doing. But that is folly.

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