God shakes things up in our own lives to rid us of those things that don't matter.
God doesn't keep us from a life of ease. He is saving us from it.
Faith prays through the pain.
We live in a world where opinion is king. If someone has even half a thought it can be aired on any number of social media outlets and in this this strange, opinionated world, every opinion carries equal weight no matter how devoid of substance.
I discovered my need for glasses in college. Friends would say “hi” to me and I would just squint at them, trying to figure out who they were and if they were talking to me. They’d often tease me for being aloof, but I wasn’t trying to be. I was just trying to identify them. … Continue reading Spiritual Myopia
After rebelling against God and refusing to go into battle to take the Promised Land, God turned Israel’s words against it and condemned that generation to forty years of wandering in the wilderness (Numbers 14:28-34). The only ones of that generation who would survive that punishment would be Joshua and Caleb. Hearing the news, “the … Continue reading Life After Disobedience
The original escape plan for Israel from captivity in Egypt was a relatively straight line. And then the polling results came in. As God had commanded, Moses sent twelves spies into the land of Canaan. Their job was to go into this land flowing with milk and honey and come back with an intelligence report. … Continue reading According to the poll numbers