The promise of Spring…

Written by Seth Baker on . Posted in WBC Blog

It was cold a few weeks ago… COLD!! I had to stop and get gas for my car one morning when the outside temperature read -12 degrees. There wasn’t even a bit of wind, but as I stood outside at the pump I felt like I was taking an ice bath. 

There is a beautiful picture in the icy wasteland though. If there’s one thing I appreciate about the dead of winter, it’s the promise of Spring. No matter how cold, no matter how dead, no matter how miserable the outside can be, Spring comes and it brings warmth and life every single year. As surely as the sun rises the Spring will come, and as surely as the Spring will come God remains faithful to His children. Even when we go through the coldest, deadest, darkest wastelands of life, God’s promise remains true. When circumstances hit that challenge our faith and make us wonder how God is working and what He is doing the coming of spring isn’t a question of ‘if’, it’s the question of ‘when’. We might not know when God is going to move or what He is going to do, but I love testimony of David in Psalm 27:13-14 when he says, ‘I remain confident of this; I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.’ 

No matter what season you’re in or what you’re going through in life, may the winter outside remind you that as surely as the sun rises the spring will come, and as surely as the spring will come, God remains faithful to His children!

Thin Green Line

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

When you hear the word God, money is probably not your first thought. However, if we’re not careful, money can quickly take the place of God in your life. There’s a thin green line that often separates our heart and our head and it’s the thickness of a dollar bill.  Paul warned Timothy that “the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” (1 Timothy 6:10) Money in and of itself is not bad. As with so many things involving our faith, it all comes down to the heart. (Matthew 6:21) It’s not about the money it’s about our heart.

So what’s makes money a terrible god?

It forces you to chase things that’ll never satisfy.

It’s never enough.

It is so temporary.

If you sense yourself serving the god of money here are a couple things you can try, to change your heart, which will change how you see money.
1. Be generous. Give to God what is God’s, and help others in need.
2. Be open. How might God want me to use my money? Try asking Him!
3. Be faithful. To God, with where and what He has given you today and see how He might bless you for that tomorrow. (Mark 10:29-31)

3 Reasons God Might Make You Wait

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

When was the last time you heard someone say, “I hope this takes a little longer?” Never. As Americans, we don’t like to wait for anything. If we can’t google it, download an app for it, or get it within 5 minutes we find ourselves at a loss.

Waiting on God can seem even more difficult. We long for him to show up in our lives in the way we want. Maybe it’s healing for a sick family member, a new job, or relief from constant pain and stress. God may be answering your prayer, just not in the way you’d like. He might be saying one of the following things:

Not now
Since we get so many things in life instantly, it’s becoming more difficult to understand God’s timing. His plans certainly aren’t our plans. Waiting does seem to develop perseverance though which should lead to increased reliance on Him.  Waiting for God is not a new concept. David understood this when he penned Psalm 27:14, “Wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” If things in your life are not working out today in the way you’d like, be strong and take heart. God may just be saying not now.
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Not yet
If you order a brand new couch or appliance from the store you normally can’t just walk out of the store with it in most cases. After you order it, you enter the valley of waiting for that purchase you just had to have. While God certainly can and does answer some prayers immediately, I’ve found he often gives us an answer of, not yet. We may not be ready, or God may be orchestrating other events or people. (2 Peter 3:8-9) I’ve only come to better understand this in the past few years as I’ve had the benefit of life experience and age.
Not at all
An answer of not at all may mean that God has something better for us. Our perceived loss, might be an eternal gain. We can miss the fact that God sees the total picture, we don’t. While it can be extremely frustrating, I would remind you that God’s plan is the best plan. He may be protecting you from you, or from something else entirely. Paul asked God 3 different times to take away his “thorn in the flesh”. Instead, God responded with “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:8-9)
God is never late, He’s never early, but always on time, His time.
Here’s a couple things to do while you “wait”:
Pray for discernment, wisdom, and patience.
Read what God did in the lives of other people he made wait. The life of Joseph (Genesis 37-50), David (1 Samuel 16-31) or Paul (2 Corinthians 12)
Look for how God might be working in the midst of your time of waiting.

The next right thing.

Written by Tyson Herald on . Posted in WBC Blog

You’ll often hear people say, “God has a plan for your life”. While I certainly believe that’s true, I find that I don’t often live like this. I think God has a plan for my life later, when I grow up. (if I ever grow up)

However, I believe that God not only has a plan for your distant future but also for your immediate future. Many times I have students who ask me how they discern what God’s will is for their lives? My suggestion is this… Following God today, will help you figure out what you should do tomorrow.

Jesus said we really could only handle one day at a time anyways (Matthew 6:34).


Let me encourage you to pay attention to what God may be leading you to do today. The only way you’ll be able to figure this out is by spending time with Him and in His Word.  (Go here for more on this)

Here’s one to get you started…

Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

God’s will for you today might include the following:

How can I show love to Him and others today?

What could I do to help create joy in someone’s life?

Is there an area I could help make peace?

Do I need to demonstrate more patience?

How do I show more kindness to my kids?

Are there areas of my life that don’t produce goodness?

Am I faithful to God, my spouse, my friends?

Would I be described as gentle in spirit?

Do I have self-control?

So what’s the next right thing listed above you need to work on in your life? I would suggest that whatever it is may be part of God’s will for your life today.










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