RMPP Blog

Keep Pursuing

I am always being challenged in my walk to pursue greater maturity that reflects Christ in all that I do, whether in a public or private setting. I believe that the pursuit of greater spiritual growth is not dependent upon my feelings but upon His command to FLEE immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18), be STRONG in the Lord (Ephesians 6:10), and PURSUE righteousness (2 Timothy 2:22).

We can only…

Resentment and Envy

I would like to encourage you with a verse that I have highlighted in my Bible. It is Job 5:2 and it says:

"Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple."

There are times in my life where I have held on to resentment or envy. I have felt resentment before not only towards others but also towards God. I have held resentment towards God when I did not receive something…

Thank You, Harvard!

In the beginning God created everything and it was good. Everything, except the fact that man was alone. About that God said, "It is not good...." (Gen 2:18). And, the results of a 75-year Harvard study have now proven God right (as if there was ever any doubt!). These results show that the secret to a long, happy and healthy life lies in relationship – not the number of but the quality of the relationships.…

Why Be Sarcastic?

What is the point in being sarcastic? As a person prone to this habit, I often found myself asking this question. More specifically, why did I find sarcasm such an appealing way to respond to people? As I have reflected on this question, I began to recognize that the following three attitudes are the primary reasons why I would choose sarcasm.

Defensiveness: I have used…

An Invitation

Take a look at the world today and you will see a society that is influenced by an enemy that seeks the breakdown of marriages. Divorce is common, immorality is everywhere and many marriages today are a far cry from what God intended for this sacred institution to be. But that doesn't have to be the case for our marriages. As husbands, we have a call and a responsibility to be the spiritual head…

Blending Together

I have learned these past few years that my spiritual health is of utmost importance and such a vital component to my pursuit of greater purity and consistent victory. For far too long I fought the idea that I just needed to find more time or to be better at balancing the time commitments I already have. Perhaps we need to look at how we can find a better blend as opposed to a better balance.

The…

All About Perspective

I am in the process of finishing "The Good and Beautiful God", a book by Bryan Smith that is helping me to understand my God better. It really struck me when the writer penned: "The most important thing about a person is what they think about God." And further down he continues with: "What we think about God – what we think God is like – will determine the relationship we have with God. If we think…

Reconciliation vs. Narcissism

If you are a follower of Christ then you know that He is part of the trinity: God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We ourselves are made of tripartite elements of body, soul and spirit. We see this model in other areas of life, like the family unit for example, which consists of husband, wife and children. I don't think it a coincidence that the strongest geometrical shape is the triangle.…

The Chase

I learned a lesson a few months ago which came during a group meeting with some other Christian men. We were talking about the things we value and what we spend our lives chasing after. As I was sharing my opinions about this and listening to the opinions of others, I came to see that the things I chase after are simply a result of whatever it is I have put the most value on in my life. If work…

Instantaneous Spirituality

We live in a time where almost anything is accessible instantaneously. If we want to know the latest world headlines, we can open an app on our phone. If we are hungry, we can order from a restaurant and have a meal delivered to our door. We can browse thousands of websites, buy any product that appeals to us with only a few clicks of the mouse, and have it shipped "rushed delivery" to our front…