When you and I go to God in prayer, we must take the time to let God show us who we really are so that we humble ourselves before Him as the publican did. Otherwise, we're just praying to ourselves.
You know those indecisive squirrels you see in the middle of the road? They get halfway across the street and then when they see a car coming, they panic and don't know which way to go? Their inaction often turns them from indecisive squirrels and into flat ones. Exodus 14:13-16 tells us of a potential … Continue reading Don’t be a flat squirrel!
In a previous post, I mentioned that my wife and I were in charge of s’mores for our Vacation Bible School. Part of that responsibility included keeping the fire going. Because it’s easier to keep a fire going than it is to restart one that’s died out. That means keeping a constant eye on the … Continue reading Are you fueling your fire?
Samson lived during a time in Israel’s history known as “the judges.” Judges in Israel were not like the court room judges of today. They were defenders of Israel against its enemies. In Samson’s day that enemy was a people known as the Philistines, and Samson made a point of being a thorn in the … Continue reading A Bad Example of God’s Grace
Sometimes you just don’t know what to pray. You’re too confused about the situation to know what ask for; you’re too in the dark to understand the details; or every time you start to pray the thoughts bring up so much pain it’s just too hard to find the words. Likewise the Spirit helps us … Continue reading When the words just won’t come
Jehoshaphat was a king of Judah. His name means “Jehovah judges,” and he did his best to live up to that name. During his reign he brought about many reforms. He set judges over the people, men appointed to judge civil cases, and set them on notice: 2 Chronicles 19:6-7(6) And said to the judges, … Continue reading Tie a knot in your rope and hang on!
You know how in action movies you have the hero, the bad guy and the person the hero is protecting? You know that scene where the hero has to confront the bad guy and the hero and the person he’s protecting are in a car outside the bad guy’s place? What does the hero almost … Continue reading Turning to Our Rock