Faith prays through the pain.
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
The Lord had one of the most counterintuitive recruitment programs of all time. As great as the need was, you would think He would take anyone who was willing. But it was the need that made Jesus so particular.
My middle daughter used to play for the university soccer team. In the four years she was there, her team won the national championship three times. (I like to say it was because of her, but actually it was a team effort.) That team loved their coach. I’ll call him “Coach C.” Coach C. demanded … Continue reading Two Kinds of Bosses
Have you ever made a decision to do the right thing before God, gone after it with your whole heart and then slammed into a brick wall of resistance?
Sometimes we seek God AFTER we make our plans because we're running ahead of Him.
When a speaker says, “in conclusion,” especially if that speaker is a preacher, it usually means he’s not concluding, just continuing. Peter, however, is indeed concluding the last of his two epistles with three main ideas. 2 Peter 3:14-18 (14) Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be … Continue reading Peter’s Final Thoughts