Spoiled Rotten

by Benjamin Burks on December 31, 2013 · 0 comments

Today, I turn 49 years old. Yesterday, close to the Appalachian Trail, I was meditating once again on the prodigal son, particularly the one who stayed at home. Just like him, there was a day that I was a “spoiled brat”. However, I realize staying at home was not a bad thing. And one can […]

“Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity; and let me not eat of their dainties.” (Psalm 141:4) Wow! What an incredible verse for those of us who work with the addicted or who realize the constant need of walking in the Spirit desiring not to […]

Recovery Language

by Benjamin Burks on March 20, 2013 · 0 comments

Ephesians 2:1-6, “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had […]

Recognizing God’s Presence… Through His Care

by Benjamin Burks on February 8, 2012 · 0 comments

Today, we will look at Genesis chapter one again and highlight some words that will remind us of God’s care for you and me. “O, how He loves you and me,” the song writer penned. We love Him because He first loved us. Today’s blog is intended to give you a fresh look at some […]

Language without Love is Negligence

by Benjamin Burks on December 8, 2011 · 1 comment

I heard my good friend, Bruce Frye, tell a story on his Christmas CD, and for the next several days I meditated on the meaning of God’s love. It became apparent to me that we have developed a language without love. The story line was as follows: On a cold, dark night in the city […]

Dealing With Others’ Sin

by Benjamin Burks on July 30, 2011 · 0 comments

Luke 17:1-4, “Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Take heed […]

I have been waiting for some time to get to one of the main passages on covetousness. I Timothy 6:6-12 would be a great read for all those who have been following along in these blogs. “The love of money is the root of all evil…” This statement is well known from these passages, but […]

When Running on Empty

by Benjamin Burks on May 26, 2011 · 0 comments

.Recently, I began doing a series of messages on the role of the Holy Spirit in our Schools of Discipleship. I was amazed as God began to reveal to me the connection between covetousness, contentment, and the Holy Spirit’s filling. Ephesians 5:17-18, “Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord […]

This House Has Wall to Wall Love

by Benjamin Burks on May 18, 2011 · 0 comments

Act 20:32-38, “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel. Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered […]