Monday Motivator – November 30

Our family moved from Columbus, Ohio to Boston, MA in February of 1996. The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (MTA) had been working on the “Big Dig” construction project since 1991. The project involved putting a significant section of I-93 underground the heart of the city of Boston. 

The Big Dig was the most expensive highway project in the US, and was troubled by delays, leaks, design flaws, cost overruns, poor execution, use of substandard materials, criminal arrests, and the death of one motorist. I drove through it many times wondering if I would make it through alive. There were constant reports of road closings and adjustments, as well as construction problems on this stretch of road, well known for heavy traffic each day of the year. 

Motorists, the media, businesses, commuters, and tourists were always on the lookout for alternative routes through the congested city streets. The MTA regularly recommended various routes, signs were everywhere, TV and radio ads blared out updates, and the news headlined the aggravation week after week, month after month, year after year. The project was supposed to be done by 1998 but took until the end of 2007. It was an agonizing experience for millions to have lived through. For multiple thousands of people in Boston, the Central Artery (of I-93) was the only way to get to their destination each day. The alternate routes were bringing them nothing but headaches, longer commutes, and a lot of grief. I know, because I was one of those motorists.

Read John 14:1-7.

When it comes to salvation, and getting to heaven, Scripture and Jesus declare that there is no alternative route. He (Jesus) is the ONLY way. He said of Himself in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus does not require us to use off ramps, side roads, or out-of-the-way turns. Truth in this case, is a Person.

The first two words in the name of our campus ministry, Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, are taken from the New Testament book of 2 Corinthians, chapter 5, verse 20. The writer of this letter, Paul, wrote that Christians were ambassadors (or representatives) of Jesus, as though God were making His appeal through them. Today, we serve professors and students of colleges and universities in America by working to introduce them to the person and teachings of Jesus. We believe part of our reason for being is to be men and women who bring good news like the early apostles in the New Testament Book of Acts. They proclaimed, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (4:12).

What are some false ways of salvation you hear about today? Perhaps you believe doing good things will get you to heaven, so you serve meals after classes in a local soup kitchen. Or you go to church as much as you can. Or you give to charity on Giving Tuesday. Maybe you search for salvation through following and worshiping someone other than the One True God.

None of us can find or earn our way to heaven through our good deeds. Jesus is the only way to God. He said it Himself. All the alternative routes are just that – alternates – that will simply lead you astray. If you want the only road to heaven – turn to Jesus, trust Him, and follow Him.

Serve globally. If you are trusting anyone but Jesus, you are lost. Get on the narrow road asap.

Love is a verb,

Mike Olejarz

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Monday Motivator – November 23

In the 1980’s, Dennis Gaylor, former National Director of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries published a national magazine for Chi Alpha staff called Fellowscrip: I submitted an article in the late 80’s that I wrote on a year in campus ministry using acronyms. Here is brief excerpt from the article concerning the start of the winter semester:

It snows a lot in the Great Lakes. SNOW = students not out witnessing. To deal with the reality of snow, we throw pepper on it. PEPPER = prayer entreating providential power 4 evangelistic revival. Pepper often leads to a sneeze. SNEEZE = students now evangelizing everyone (with) zealous efficiency. And the resulting snot goes a long way. SNOT = students now out talking.

As the Great Lakes Regional Rep, I argued for the creation of annual LIGHT conferences for Chi Alpha staff. LIGHT was a new acronym I created in 1987. SALT (Student Activist Leadership Training) stood for our Regional student conferences. LIGHT would serve as a name brand for our Regional staff conferences. LIGHT means Leaders Integrating Growth & Higher Training.

Read Matthew 5:1…then 13-16.

In honor of the recent passing of Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, I offer this Monday Motivator in the form of questions that you have to answer on your own, using the supplied verses.

OPEN Questions:

What is your favorite spice and why? What is it about darkness that frightens people?

EXPLORE Questions:

To what valuable substance did Jesus compare His disciples in verse 13?

What is an essential characteristic of salt in verse 13?

How did Jesus suggest the influence of His followers could wane or dissipate in verse 13?

What happens to salt when it loses it flavor in verse 13?

To what did Jesus compare His followers in verse 14?

How are His apprentices like light according to verse 14?

What are improper uses for a lamp in verse 15?

What does the use of a lamp teach us about living in verse 15? How?

According to Jesus, how exactly are His followers to be like lamps in verse 16?

What kind of behavior should other people see apprentices of Jesus exhibiting in verse 16?

If Christ’s disciples live as they are supposed to, how will others respond to God in verse 16?

GET IT Questions:

What specific behaviors should mark the lifestyle of a salty, shining Christian?

In light of your gifts, abilities, experiences, and interests, what problem or need can you address as an ambassador of King Jesus?

APPLY Question: What phone call, or hand-written note/letter, or financial gesture, or good deed are you willing to tackle this week in order to be salt and light in your area of influence…to the people God has placed in your life…in a dark, decaying world?

Walk wisely. Jesus calls and empowers His people to be salt and light. Will you be like Him?

Love is a verb.

Mike Olejarz

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Monday Motivator – November 16

Which family members and friends do you need to contact this week? Who do you need to reach out to in order to encourage?

2020 has been a tough year for everyone due to Covid-19. Many older parents and grandparents in particular, have passed on due to a variety of illnesses, in some cases accentuated by the Chinese virus, and their loved ones did not get a chance to see them before they died. Travel restrictions caused by the lockdowns have affected the ability of people to connect for basic social gatherings like birthdays and anniversaries, births and graduations, holidays and celebrations and parties.

A lot of grieving has taken place over the separation anxiety many of us are dealing with. Learning to handle the intense set of jumbled emotions has not been easy for children or adults. Personal and professional stress has been magnified by the effects of working from home, figuring out childcare and the education of our kids, as well as day to day existence. In addition, people’s employment, work options, and financial savings and earnings have been impacted by the variety of restrictions in their communities.

Many of us ache inside from having to be so distant from our families and friends. All of us know sadness and tears. We ask big and hard questions about the atmosphere we find ourselves in and struggle to find answers regarding the present and the future. 

It is sad that some of us have lost a loved one and were prevented from seeing them in their final days. They may or may not have known Christ as their Savior. Some died in peace, knowing heaven was their destination. They were ready to meet Abba Father. We who lost them were happy they were no longer in pain. Others were not ready to meet God and we struggle with that outcome.

I am sure many of regret not having been able to say goodbye. Someone we knew was dying, their condition worsened, and Covid restrictions prevented us from seeing them. We were left the option of a phone call or maybe a Zoom chat, rather than holding their hand in person, sharing a final hug, and crying together. How can we prevent a world of darkness and coldness from affecting our need to reach out and touch someone who means something to us?

Read Proverbs 18.

I have reflected on my own lack of ability and opportunity to see family and friends in 2020. It has reinforced the idea that we should never take family and friendship for granted. We should love the people God has placed close to us (see verse 4), and be a light and warm comfort to family and friends. Share with them what they mean to you. Encourage them in their faith if they are Christians (see verse 10). Encourage them to know Christ, if they do not. Proverbs 18:24 says, “There is a friend who sticks close than a brother.” That friend, of course, refers to Jesus.

Live communally. How can you allow the model of friendship Jesus has extended to you to flow into your relationships? What form(s) can it take? Decide now that they will remember you as a friend and/or family member who loved them in a pandemic and pointed them to Christ as a source of strength. Let your loved ones know you love them.

Love is a verb,

Mike Olejarz

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Monday Motivator – November 9

How would your friends describe your ability to keep your promises? 

We all have experienced the pain of a broken promise. Whether we caused it or were on the receiving end, we can probably remember the sting of a broken word. It may as simple as missing a date due to late night homework, not showing up at a workout, or forgetting to do the chores your mom asked you to (for the third time). It could be a more serious offense like breaking your word to someone who was really depending on you…which once left me stranded on the road when my car broke down and a friend I called for help never showed up.

Sadly, I learned that giving your word to someone does not mean much. The friend I called never apologized for saying he would come help me with my car. I assumed he was sincere when he said he would be there as soon as he could, but the fact that he never came to assist me in a difficult situation made his words hollow and meaningless. It was one of the first times I came to understand the pain of being let down by someone I thought was a friend.

Keeping a promise is similar to keeping a covenant. I made a covenant with my wife when we exchanged vows on our wedding day. We agreed to live life together and love each other until death separates us. Our words matter to Barbara and me, so we work daily at living up to them.

Read Jeremiah 33:1-26.

We encounter God making covenants in Scripture with the nation of Israel, only to have the Hebrews recant and seek to live outside of the agreements they made with their Creator. If you read the story of Israel in the Old Testament, you will discover God finally sent the nation into exile for their rebellion, faithlessness, and hard-heartedness towards Him.

The leaders of Judah tried to rationalize away their miserable experience after God’s judgment. They argued that God made a covenant with David, which decreed that one of David’s descendants would always sit on the throne of the nation. Yet God had not reneged on His covenant with the house of David. Jeremiah recorded in verse 20 that God could not break His covenant in the same way no one could change the hours of the day. The people of Judah were reminded it was they who left the Lord by worshipping other idols as gods. God merely allowed them to taste the worthless results of what they said they wanted (verses 4-11).

As one reads the Old and New Testaments, you discover that God does not break His promises. He declared in Psalm 89:28 that, “My covenant with David…will not fail.” Even in the face of the fickleness of the Israelites, God’s Plan was to fulfill that Davidic covenant in and through a Son of David, the man Jesus Christ, who would take the throne forever. 

I have learned that I do not struggle with God’s faithfulness as much as my own failures. I know I hurt others when I do not keep my promise and that also leads to me hurting myself. My own sense of identity is fractured and lessened when I break a covenant I made. Imagine the impact on a family, a community, even a nation, when men and women do not keep their word.

Think theologically. Carelessness with our words will affect other areas of our life, not just the people we let down. That’s a promise. Let’s learn to imitate God. Make promises and keep them. 

Love is a verb,

Mike Olejarz

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Monday Motivator – November 2

When you approach God for His help, on what basis do you come? What is your approach? How do you acknowledge Him? Why do you assume He will hear you?

I suggest you do a survey of family, friends, classmates, and even colleagues and professors. The question to present to them is, “What bare minimum essentials do you need to survive?”

You would be surprised by what people told you. One of my students at M.I.T. once replied, “A laptop, high-speed internet connection, and a credit card.” He didn’t specify whose card, his or his parents? Another student said, “A good friend, a safe place, and food I could gather in the wild.” One other said, “Good and accessible take-out food, a mobile phone with unlimited battery power, and a library of books.” I asked if he had seen the Twilight Zone episode entitled, “Time Enough At Last,” starring Burgess Meredith, and the student had not.

If you asked the same question of those you knew to be followers of Jesus, what would they say? How would they answer what bare minimum essentials they needed to survive?

Scripture, the best-selling Book of all time, THE revelation of the Living God, and food for our soul? Prayer, our real-time eternity-tested internet connection? The Promises of God, our actual Kingdom of God credit card, with no expiration date?

Read Philippians 4:10-20.

Loving, following, and serving God in a fallen world is much more than a bless-me club or point and click relationship. God is not a kind of snack machine where you pull the lever and He magically responds to our beck and call. The reality is all of us have material, relational, and financial needs. God has promised to supply what we need. But how do we learn to trust Him? 

I have learned after many years of following Jesus that the apostle Paul’s words in verse 19 of chapter four of the New Testament Book of Philippians is something I can stand on in time of need. “My God will supply all of your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” That is one great promise, one of many in Scripture.

But if you read starting at verse 12 of chapter four, Paul reminds us that he learned what he wrote about through good and not-so-good circumstances. He said he learned to trust God and he learned the secret of being content in and through a wide variety of situations, “whether well fed or hungry, living with a lot or with a little.” Paul learned the hard way that God is all he needed.

I am guessing that not many of us want to learn to trust God by being hungry for long periods, or be needy for a season, in order to gain an appreciation of God’s provision. Yet that is exactly how Paul learned to know God’s promises are solid. Think about it this way. Why do we tend to see prayer as a means to get what we need rather than a way to know God Himself? 

Grow devotionally. If prayer is nothing more than a means of placing orders with God, we will probably be frustrated whenever His delivery is denied or delayed. But if prayer affords us the privilege of getting to know the God who promises to care for us based on who He is, we will learn to be content with every evidence of His provision. He is, after all, the Promise Keeper.

Love is a verb,

Mike Olejarz

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Monday Motivator – October 26

How much do you know about church history?

One. The apostle Paul is often considered the first missionary of the church. Who accompanied him on his first missionary journey? 

Two. He had little formal education, but this fifth century Christian is credited with taking the message of Jesus to Ireland. Who was he? 

Three. This group of Christians fled persecution and established a safe place in Germany they called Hernnhut. In the 1700’s they launched a mission effort into the Americas. Who were they?

Four. He was a shoemaker by trade and he later shocked Christians in Britain when he left for India to take the Gospel there. He said, “Expect great things from God and attempt great things for God.” Who was he? 

The answers to all four questions are at the end.

One of my favorite missionary heroes is Gladys Aylward. A feature film was made about her life, entitled “The Inn of Sixth Happiness” starring Ingrid Bergman. As a teenager, Gladys read an article about China and her heart was captured with a vision that she had to do something to reach the people of that faraway land with the words of her Lord Jesus. She could not shake off the idea of millions of people who had not heard of the Savior. Gladys knew she had to tell them.

After inquiring about the preparations to serve overseas, she attended missionary training school. But after a few months, the mission agency told her she was not qualified to serve in China. Gladys would not give up on her divine calling. She felt she had to go, even without the covering and support of a mission agency to send her. She started to save the money she earned as a housemaid and believed God would supply what she still needed to get her to China.

At age 30, she finally left London for a long and dangerous train ride through Europe and Russia. Her trip included narrow escapes in countries at war, being detained in Japan, and finally, she arrived in China. She found and connected with a retired missionary woman and began to learn the Chinese language, which she later said was “one of God’s greatest miracles in my life.” Ironically and sadly, the mission agency back home believed she was incapable of such a feat because they were sure she lacked the capacity for language acquisition.

She started sharing the Gospel of Jesus in village after village, and also began to take in unwanted children. Soon she had 20 children under her care and the number was growing as Japan was attacking China. Gladys also was taking care of wounded soldiers she encountered.

Years later the Japanese attempted to capture or kill her. She had to flee the “inn” she had pioneered as the Japanese soldiers pursued her. Gladys led 100 children over the mountains on foot on a perilous journey of 100 miles to a safer location. The movie is a dramatic telling of 27 days of pain, terror, exhaustion, and sheer survival. But Gladys and her kids made it to safety.

At the end of her life, Gladys wrote that “My heart is full of praise that one so insignificant, uneducated, and ordinary in every way could be used to His glory for the blessing of His people in China.” Gladys Aylward would not take no for an answer.

Serve globally. Like Gladys, who do you need to take the message of Jesus to?

Answers: 1. Barnabus. 2. St. Patrick. 3. The Moravians. 4. William Carey.

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Monday Motivator – October 19

I was an aggressive child. By that I mean that I did kid stuff at a high rate of exertion. I played sports, rode bikes, climbed trees, enjoyed snowball fights in the neighborhood, and so on. I did it because it was fun, I was energized to go all out, and that is what I and many of my friends loved to do. It seemed pretty normal in my neighborhood for the boys I hung around with.

However, that sort of lifestyle is prone to consequences. One day I was trying to leap off the back of a moving truck after a friend “dared me.” I missed the grass and hit my head on the street and while not knocked out, had to go to the emergency room for the cuts and bruises. I must say I learned from that incident and rarely tried that stunt again.

I did have a tendency to try things when I was younger that challenged my safety at times. Needless to say, my dad and I got on a first name basis with the hospital emergency room staff for a few years after many escapades that led to more bruises, breaks, and blood.

I think of my jumping-off-the-truck-bed story when I read stories of men and women pushing the limits of safety by attempting things most people would never consider. Sadly some people have lost their lives by the choice they made to try to swim across a large body of water, or drag race a friend and lose control of their vehicle after passing 100 miles an hour.

It’s a tragedy when anyone dies, but the cold reality is they would still be alive if they had not tried whatever “dare” they tried to tackle. As I have gotten older, I have come to realize how many times I pushed the activity too far and could have experienced more serious injury. I also thought if God left me to my own tendencies, I may not have made it this far in life.

God used the truck jumping occurrence to cure me of a developing daredevil attitude that was not so life affirming. That trip to the hospital was not so bad (unless you were my mom who was growing tired of the doctor bills), but it led to a soul awakening that I could have been killed.

Read Psalm 51:8-10.

I have learned that God works in us all the time. Our heavenly Father lets us go far enough to feel the pain of the consequences of our behavior, particularly our bad choices. Then He uses those circumstances to mold us into a better person, someone more gracious, humble, teachable, and useful to Him, even with band-aids all over our body to help the cuts heal. He ultimately is working to make us more like His Son, Jesus.

David, the writer of Psalm 51 talks about the struggle we all have with sin. He urges us to come clean before God, and lean on Him for cleansing and recovery. David reminds us to remember God’s character – He is full of mercy and lovingkindness. When we sin, we need to run TO God, not away FROM Him. It is God alone who has the power to forgive and restore us.

If we are not careful, we can do things in our adult lives that reflect our impulsive inclinations to bring pain to ourselves and others. The good news is God still uses our foolishness to teach us to keep our eyes on Him. That is just what we would expect from a perfect Father.

Walk wisely. A little pain now can prevent a lot of pain later on.

Love is a verb,

Mike Olejarz

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Monday Motivator – October 12

I remember an incident where two friends had gotten into an argument over a misunderstanding. Another friend had talked to the first friend and said friend #2 had intentionally forgot to invite him (friend #1) to a recent party because he was mad at him over something insignificant. Sadly, the friend incorrectly and mistakenly passed on what friend #2 actually said, forgetting that friend #2 said it was unintentional, and just an oversight.

Yet when the two friends saw each other on campus the next week, friend #1 erupted in anger at friend #2, over what the other friend had told him. Friend #2 patiently listened and remained silent. He then said, “You are right. I was wrong. I am sorry for the mix-up. It was my mistake to not invite you. Will you forgive me?” Friend #1 was taken aback by the apology and ownership of the conflict that friend #2 showed. He then explained how the problem started and how friend #3 misunderstood what he said and passed on the wrong information to friend #1.

In short, the love and humility friend #2 modeled toward friend #1 helped avert any longer separation between the two of them. His apology served the purpose of reconciling two men over a small mis-communication that could have led to a larger relational conflict.

It is common to have relational conflicts crop up from time to time over issues of varying significance. Your roommate shared some private part of her life with you and trusted you to keep it in confidence. She opened her heart and life to you but never asked you to keep it in between the two of you. You felt honored that she trusted you. But a few days later, you shared the info with a group of friends and word got back to her.

She was mortified that what she had told you was now common knowledge with people she did not know. You are embarrassed, and even ashamed. You initially think, “What is so bad about what I shared with the others?” Then you reflect further and realize, “Why is it so hard to say that I am sorry? I did wrong. Please forgive me.” Your reluctance to own up to your behavior puts a strain on your friendship with your roommate.

When you are embarrassed about your sin, what do you do to address it? Hide from it? Ignore it? Stop attending Chi Alpha activities or church because you feel unclean? Or do you bring it out into the open with God (and those you offended) and talk about it?

Read Colossians 1:1-14.

The apostle Paul opens his letter to the Colossians with thanksgiving and prayer that because of what God did for them, they in turn will live “up to the demands” of their new life in Christ.

Paul knows that God has made it possible for us to get back on speaking terms with Him through the sacrifice of His Son. Read Colossians 1:21-22. That extends to one another as well if we are concerned about living lives that are worthy of our heavenly Father and bearing fruit in everything we do. That means we will take initiative to face, clear up, and resolve conflict

If you have said or done something that alienated you from God, or from a friend, talk to God or the friend. Own it. Confess it. Ask for and receive forgiveness. Then you can get back on good terms again. Live communally. If you’ve stopped speaking to someone, stop. Speak up. Fix it.

Love is a verb,

Mike Olejarz

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Monday Motivator – October 5

How do you build friendships?

It is apparent that finding someone who has similar interests, is close to you in age, and is willing to start spending time together means you are on the right track, right? We learn in high school and college that proximity to others is a key contributor to finding and beginning a friendship. Then you must initiate interest to connect, like over doing homework, going to the gym, or going to a Chi Alpha event on campus.

Listed below are some important qualities. Which one(s) would be the most attractive or necessary (in another person) to cause you to consider forming a friendship with them?

One. Generosity.

Two. Devotion.

Three. Ability to express warmth or affection.

Four. Competence in daily tasks.

Five. Loyalty.

Six. Another close relationship.

Seven. Encouragement.

Eight. Ability to keep a confidence.

Nine. Similar interests.

Ten. Similar values and/or worldview.

Read Matthew 7:12.

How do you think this command of Jesus should affect your attitude about initiating friendship(s)?

Listed below are several obstacles to friendship. Look up the Bible references listed. 

Fear of rejection: Psalm 34:18, 1 Peter 5:6-7.

Shyness: 2 Corinthians 12:9, 1 Timothy 1:7.

Judgmental attitudes: Philippians 2:3, Colossians 3:12-13.

Poor self-image: Genesis 1:27, Ephesians 2:10

How can this instruction aid someone in helping a person having difficulty in one of the four areas listed above?

We are all dirt with divinity. We are created in God’s image and have inherent dignity. Yet due to the fall of man, we all limp through life in a shallower version of ourselves. Jesus comes to give us our lives back again through our repentance and His forgiveness, so we can receive a do-over in this life. The Book of Acts describes the activity of the early church (see Acts 2:42-47). One practice those Christians followed was being devoted to “one another” in fellowship, or right relationships, that were now available in and through Jesus.

Think theologically. Jesus empowers us to love Him and our neighbor as ourselves. It is possible to build mutually supportive friendships. Let’s keep at it since we need one another.

Love is a verb,

Mike Olejarz

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Monday Motivator – September 28

What does the first four verses of Psalm 139 tell us about God?

I remember an old high school teacher of mine who caught several students cheating on an exam. As he confronted the first one, he passed his cheat notes to another, who passed them to another, and another, and the rest of watched as our teacher raced around the classroom frantically trying to grab the evidence.

The last student in the chain froze as the teacher approached, not sure of what to do. The teacher raised his voice in delight saying, “All right, now we can get beyond this deceit and get to the bottom of this.” But as he reached for the paper that would implicate this student and several others, the student began to eat the piece of paper. The teacher lunged to grab it only to have his hand barely escape getting bit in the attempt. Despite his effort, the paper was destroyed.

Everyone knew what was at stake. It would be like bringing home a bad report card to your parents but conveniently losing it before they could see it. Or bringing home your dad’s car after a fender bender and putting it back in the garage late that night. You slipped into the house, went quietly to bed, hoping your dad did not notice the damage for a few days. You thought that if you covered up the evidence you were in the clear, you would avoid the consequences.

Read Isaiah 30:15-18.

A few centuries ago, the prophet Isaiah accused the nation of Israel of trying to do the same thing. In essence Israelites were playing a game of hide and seek. The prophets of Israel were covenant enforcers, and as such, were anointed and called by God to point out to the Hebrews where and when they veered off of what God expected of them. The Israelites had agreed to a code of conduct and were measured against it on a regular basis.

Isaiah was saddened by the efforts of his countrymen to get rid of their sin by doing everything but acknowledging it, repenting of it, and accepting the gracious provision of God’s forgiveness. He saw them try to cover their tracks by running to hide in Egypt, an “unprofitable nation” (see verse 6 of Isaiah chapter 30). When the Lord spoke to Israel through Isaiah, His prophet, they refused to listen to what God had to say to them. They chose to hide rather than be confronted to face their sin, accept the consequences, and seek the mercy of God.

If you and I are honest, we are guilty of doing the same things when we try to cover up and conceal the sins that the Lord already knows about. We can learn from Israel, if we want to. The dark path of cover up always ends in the transgression and the transgressor being revealed. We reap what we sow. The searchlight of God’s truth will win out and expose us. The only escape is only a temporary one.

How much better it would be to admit our misbehavior, confess it to the Lord, call upon His goodness and grace, experience His lovingkindness, and then be free of the disobedience.

Grow devotionally. Cultivate the attitude of the Psalmist in the last two verses of Psalm 139. Refrain from the urge to play hide-and-seek with God, a game we are always destined to lose. You can hide your sins from everyone but God. Remember the God of Exodus 34:6.

Love is a verb,

Mike Olejarz

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