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Holiness and Happiness Aren’t Enemies

Holiness and Happiness Aren’t Enemies

I recently saw an article on a Christian website that’s targeted at young adults that pitted holiness and happiness against each other as if they are enemies: Happiness is our idol. Why are we not pursuing holiness with the same passion with which we are pursuing...
10 Methods for Meditation

10 Methods for Meditation

Scripture meditation is something God assumes we’ll do. As Psalm 77:12 says, “I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.” Or Psalm 119:15: “I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.” Or try Psalm 143:5: “I remember the...
How to Enjoy God with your Whole Self

How to Enjoy God with your Whole Self

According to the Westminster Catechism, we were created to glorify God and enjoy him forever. And we weren’t created as brains in a jar. God put our brains in bodies. He wants us to enjoy him with our whole selves. As the greatest commandment says, love God with...
Three Ways Singing Will Change Your Life

Three Ways Singing Will Change Your Life

Why do you go to church? You could just listen to a sermon podcast. There are a thousand preachers on the internet who are way better than some knucklehead in a cafeteria in Kaimuki. You could stream some worship music on Spotify, and it would be way better than what...
How Do You Prepare to Enjoy God on Sunday?

How Do You Prepare to Enjoy God on Sunday?

If you’re going to enjoy a Super Bowl party, you prepare food to bring. If you’re going to enjoy a nice dinner out, you prepare a nice outfit to wear (or at least you trade out your busted up rubbah slippahs for your nice pair of black Scotts). So how do...
How To Enjoy God in Everyday Life

How To Enjoy God in Everyday Life

We all want to be happy. It’s even written into our Declaration of Independence. But our right to happiness wasn’t invented by a bunch of guys in white wigs 240 years ago. It’s a desire God built into us. Look at what David sang to God in Psalm...
Why God Wants To Be Enjoyed

Why God Wants To Be Enjoyed

When most people think about their relationship with God, they think about obeying God. Serving God. Glorifying God. But many people have never really thought about enjoying God. Maybe God is the guy who just tells you the things you...
God Sings Songs About You

God Sings Songs About You

What do you think God thinks about you? In other words, when God thinks about you, what does he feel? When God looks at you, what does he see? When God talks about you, what does he say? When most people answer that question, they go one of two directions. Some people...
Two Serious New Years Resolutions

Two Serious New Years Resolutions

This is the time of year when we make commitments to improve some area of our life. I was reminded of some of the resolutions made by Jonathan Edwards, considered to be the brightest theologian in American history: Resolved, Never to lose one moment of time; but...