Sometimes God is just hard to get. One moment, He is breaking into our lives with His glory and majesty, answering prayer left and right. We are “living the promises!” Then, the earth seemingly erupts beneath us and chaos ensues. Friends betray us. Illness strikes. Or, like St. John of the Cross, darkness falls across our souls like a damp fog. Morning, afternoon, and evening our hearts cry out to God, but He does not answer. The situation remains unchanged.
When it comes to any search for truth, the most important thing is to know the Lord. The Spirit of God disciples the hearts of those who seek Him. I’m not saying we should never discuss specific topics or read books other than the Bible. But the highest counsel comes from God and His Word. The best way to trust the Lord is to understand His character and trust His teaching.
The search for significance is nearly as old as time. In this quest, the lines can become blurred and the goal of becoming Christ-like may morph into making ourselves like the Most High. The shift is subtle and may begin with good intentions. What do you do when you realize you’ve been going at it all wrong?
We often forget our humanness. When we accept that we are limited and finite, God’s infinite power can work. It’s through Him we can do anything at all! I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Ephesians 3:16, NLT Confronted… face to face with my… Continue reading Finite: Surrendering to God’s Infinite Power and Grace
God’s character lets us know He is in the providing business. We can trust Him to bring provision through daily bread to us. There is no need to fear. I have always loved to read the stories behind the exodus. Moses and his own faults. The Israelites and their constant mistakes. I read their mishaps… Continue reading Provision: Trusting God to Provide Daily For All of Our Needs
Psalm 23 says the Lord is my Shepherd, but does that mean I am like a sheep? Read how the Lord responds to those of us who can’t seem to get it right. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1, NKJV Despite loving and seeking to serve God for most of… Continue reading Shepherd: The Response to Those Who Can’t Get it Right
Christianity is hard and uncomfortable. Pursuing God through our suffering results in blessings and knowing Him more intimately. I laid awake last night pondering the brokenness and sorrow surrounding us. The desperation is palpable. As I prayed, a verse nestled deep in my soul sprung to mind and repeated until I fell asleep. I would… Continue reading Uncomfortable: Intimately Knowing God Through Suffering