All Sin

The Message translation of 1 John 3:4, says that “sin is a major disruption of God’s order.” Sin is anything that is against God. We know that “everyone who sins is breaking God’s law.” God is holy and He cannot look at our sin. He has a beautifully orchestrated plan and He knows the best […]

Refusing to Confess

We never like to be wrong. Pride. It’s a terrible thing. Not only do we not like being wrong, but we usually are not quick to confess our sin. Rather than confess to God and receive His mercy, we do not take the simple step toward forgiveness. The Psalmist noted that when he refused to […]

Forgotten Tim Tams

View this post on Instagram Good friends know when you need Tim Tams. #timtams #coffee #SabbathDelight A post shared by Tania Gutekunst  (@taniagoody) on Aug 14, 2016 at 3:07pm PDT A dear friend gave me some Tim Tams the other day. I even ate one with my afternoon coffee that very day. But then […]

My Song

The song of Moses and Miriam is great. The Israelites were in awe over what the Lord did to lead them out of Egyptian slavery. This song was sung by Moses and the Israelites as an offering of praise and a declaration of the greatness of God. The song is a holy song, one to […]

No Shortcuts

I love a good shortcut. It has been a difficult few months as my favorite shortcut has been shut down due to construction. I save 5-10 minutes on my drive with that shortcut. But in life, there are not always shortcuts. You really cannot learn in life if everything is a shortcut. God desires an […]

His Very Own People

Jesus gave His life so that we can be free. We are free from every kind of sin. Jesus gave His life so that we can be cleansed. Because He carried all of our sins, because He paid the penalty of our sin, we are redeemed. We are cleansed by His cleansing blood. He made […]

Freedom for Everyone

It really upsets me when I hear people say that God sends people to hell. The truth is that hell is a choice. People choose to go to hell because they don’t want a life with Jesus—Who is in heaven at the right hand of the Father. God “wants everyone to be saved and to […]

The Do Nots

Rules and regulations are important and certainly needed. If we would not have rules, there would be no boundaries in the world. People could drive on any side of the road. There would be no need to stand in a line. These are only a few examples but it is easy to see things would […]

Already Given

I love the powerful story of the walls of Jericho falling down without anyone touching them. I can see these people marching around and blowing the horns and shouting. What an amazing demonstration of the power of God. All the people had to do was follow the steps and God did the work. Beforehand God […]

Free to Stay

In Acts 16, Paul and Silas were in prison singing hymns. An earthquake opened the prison doors but the prisoners stayed. Free to stay. Why? Why didn’t they run? They were bringing Hope. The jailer woke up from the earthquake and saw all the doors of the prison open. He immediately decided to kill himself […]