Continuing our journey through 1st Peter!Read More
During our mid-week Bible study, my pastor used a prism as an illustration of the character of God. Light enters the prism continuously and displays those colors continuously. The colors do not change into each other, but we see them individually.Read More
I see parallels between our modern tracking convenience and our life hopes & dreams as believers. Our great God is absolutely perfect and has an absolutely perfect plan which is absolutely perfectly worked out in heaven and on earth, in each of the lives of every person. For us who have been saved, this plan is beautiful for it has nothing to do with us. God gets the glory in everything. We've been on earth for only a few thousand years, God is eternal. We do so like to have our favorite things now. Seeing what we can't have but know or hope is coming is hard to live with. And if there's one thing I'm learning as God teaches me His ways it's that I can echo the words of all the saints who have gone before as well as those who are walking with me now: "Gods timing is best, I must wait whether I can see the end of the waiting or not."Read More
Knowing He purifies with every trial, regardless of size or magnitude, changes our view of those trials, doesn't it? The pain will still hurt deeply, achingly. The long, sad days and dark nights will still be so. We may not see a happy resolution, or be granted our request, but we can be at peace that He is completely trustworthy and whether good or ill, as Hudson Taylor said "God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply.”Read More
At the encouragement of my friend Hannah W, I’ve been asking the Lord for something to think about every day when I read the Word. It’s not a hyper-spiritual practice, but so often we 'read the Scripture for the day’, close it, and move on. So with the intent of being more intentional and focused on my relationship with the Lord, it’s a habit I want to keep up. Right now I’m reading through the Psalms and asking for what He would have me notice.
I didn’t expect this verse to be today’s meditation:
“You made me bold with strength in my soul.” Psalm 138:3