Image of God

I don’t normally rant about things and hopefully this doesn’t come across as one but sometimes enough is enough!

So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female. Genesis 1:27

Growing up I never thought it would be like this. I feel as though I have a front row seat in the Coliseum where Western Civilization is being ripped and torn apart. All the while the crowd goes wild, cheering it on, laughing to each other. As history unfolds, I want to grab people and shout, “Why can’t you see what is happening?!?!” What does this have to do with Genesis 1:27? Continue reading

Where are you building?

While out camping for a week my family couldn’t help but notice so many nice RVs. There were many travel trailers and motorhomes much nicer than the one we were in.

It was a wonderful opportunity to talk to the children about both being thankful and to remind them that our possessions don’t go with us.

I pursued the world for years. I thought the world had it right. Get enough money, success, respect or whatever and you can consider yourself to have made it. But anything built on the wrong foundation is worthless. Continue reading

Patience

The Lord does not delay his promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9 CSB http://bible.com/1713/2pe.3.9.CSB

What a wonderful, encouraging verse. When we think God is taking His sweet time, He is, for our good.

He is patient with us to keep us from perishing. What a wonderful love, to put up with us in our wrongheaded ways, our refusal to repent and still He waits.

Somebody Please Love Me

Have you ever felt that the thing you wanted most in the world was for someone, anyone to just love you? The real you? So you try to gain love and acceptance by putting up a facade, wearing your fake self proudly so that people will love you? I have.

In The Cure: What if God isn’t who you think He is and neither are you, that way of thinking is exposed for what it really is, a self-defeating, feedback loop which does nothing but push us farther away from others and from God. Continue reading

Yikes!

http://bible.com/1713/jas.4.11-12.CSB

One of the most difficult things I think we have to do as Christians is balance the command to correct fellow believers (Matthew 18:15-17) with the command not to judge incorrectly (Matthew 7:1-3). When I read this passage from James it shows how serious this balance is.

When we step out of bounds, we move from correcting a fellow believer out of love and into a position of correcting God. He is the Lawgiver and if we’re judging the law, that puts us in a position of determining whether or not His work meets our standards instead of whether we meet His. Now I don’t know about you, but that’s not a statement I care to make to the Creator. 

God, I would apply your law here but it comes up a tad short.

In essence don’t we say that when we move beyond God’s Word? I mean, He left a canon of scripture for us. Is it good enough as it is? If you believe in it, be livin’ it.

Seven Days Left

  • there are seven days left to help me in the fight against kids cancer. If you haven’t donated yet please consider donating below.

https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/DerekMeador

I just finished a 12-mile ride that was supposed to be 20 miles except I had a flat and it’s 95 degrees. A pulse of 170 when I was only riding 9 miles an hour told me it was time to head back.

Help me show these little ones love in action (1 John 3:18) by helping fund research to battle kids cancer.