thoughts by John Grant

The New Is Here

The New Is Here

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! “ 2 Corinthians. 5:17 The old year is gone and the new has come. It is a blank slate. Last year is history and this year is a mystery. Who knows what the New Year will…

Black Holes

Black Holes

A black hole. That’s what it seems like at times in our personal lives. “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place…

Getting Charged Up

Getting Charged Up

Stay spiritually fresh. Stay connected with God. Keep your spiritual batteries charged. “…be prepared in season and out of season…” 2 Timothy 4:2 For some time, we have known they were coming, but when the first one in town opened this week across the street from my office, I just stood and stared. I am…

Serving and Supporting

Serving and Supporting

Some are called to serve and some to support. What is your mission? “When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up–one on one side, one on the other–so that his hands remained steady till sunset.” Exodus 17:12…

The Battle for the Mind

The Battle for the Mind

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. “  Romans 12:2 There is a mighty battle going on for control of your mind. Heaven and earth intersect there and the tugs…

Engrafted

Engrafted

Have you experienced the futility of trying to produce spiritual fruit by your own efforts? “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 The state where I live is known for producing citrus fruit. There are thousands upon thousands of acres…

Adversity

Adversity

Someone once described suffering as God’s fertilizer for spiritual growth. “If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength.” – Proverbs 24:10 Either we are in adversity, just getting over it or about to go into it, or perhaps, all three at once. Living in this world is not easy and…