John 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? The account of the woman at the well is a familiar one, but verse 29 mystified me for the longest time. So, I prayed and asked God to help me understand it better. This woman … Continue reading Like the Woman at the Well
How God Sees Us
Balak was the leader of the people of Moab, an enemy of Israel. When he saw Moses leading the multitudes of Israel to the Promised Land he called up the prophet Balaam to call down a curse upon the Israelites. This never happened. God would only allow Balaam to bless Israel, not curse them. What … Continue reading How God Sees Us
The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want. Proverbs 13:25 The reason the contented believer is able to eat to the satisfying of his soul is because he, like Paul, has learned to be content. “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have … Continue reading Learning Contentment
Strength in the face of discouragement
(25) And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.(26) And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon … Continue reading Strength in the face of discouragement
That Pebble in Your Shoe
We'll go to more trouble to remove a pebble from our shoe than we will a problem from our heart.
Blue Bird of Happiness, Meet the Red Bird of Stupidity
It happens – thunk – every year – thunk! In the Spring – thunk! For about a month – thunk! This male robin makes his home in a tree next to our house and attacks all our windows. Why? Because he sees his reflection as his competition. He could be running around impressing the lady … Continue reading Blue Bird of Happiness, Meet the Red Bird of Stupidity
Accepting God’s New Normal
Some things cannot go back to the way they used to be.
You do everything so right, then everything goes so wrong!
Doing the right thing is not always the easiest thing, but the most precious blessings in life often come to us at the end of struggles hard-won.
Saved from the easy life
God doesn't keep us from a life of ease. He is saving us from it.
Life After Disobedience
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