The affliction was heavy with no end in sight. The people cried out to God for years for relief. Then one day an old man appears out of the wilderness with his brother with a word from the Lord. How would you respond? Moses and Aaron assemble the elders of the community. “Aaron spoke all […]
Read More Answered Prayer in Unexpected Ways
In the silent moments, in the stillness of our soul, is where we can really get to know God.
Read More Know to Be Still
Lukewarm water does not have much value. It doesn’t brew tea well or help cleanse hands and it certainly doesn’t make a drink refreshing on a hot day.
Read More The Taste of Lukewarm
There are times when God brings someone into our life at the right moment to speak wisdom. Such was the case in Exodus 18 where Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, meets him in the wilderness after he “heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel His people (18:1, NASB).” Jethro observes how Moses […]
Read More When Wisdom Calls
It’s easy for us to look at the story of Esther in the Old Testament and see the good outcome. Yet a lot of bad things happened to the people in the story before the outcome could happen. Early on in the Book of Esther, on the seventh day of a lavish banquet, King Ahasuerus […]
Read More When Bad Things Turn to Good
When we humbly approach the Lord in prayer, we bare our heart and acknowledge we are helpless without Him. Submitting to God’s will shows we trust his wisdom.
Read More Two Sides of a Prayer
It is hard to remember when we struggle with pain that it is a temporal thing we go through on this earth. The sorrow is real and at times it seems never ending. Yet God is faithful.
Read More Lonely Days; Where Would I Be Without God?
I can relate to Peter’s denial of Jesus not once, but three times (Luke 22:54-62). I’ve had plenty of missed opportunities in my life—lost chances to go deeper with someone about my faith when they press me with questions. Fear kicks in and I become more concerned about myself and my ego than how I […]
Read More Tending to Denials
You’re in a group of Christians sharing a meal and someone mentions how committed they are to Jesus. You chime in and say that you too are fully committed to Jesus. The rest of the group adds that they too are committed followers. However, soon those words are tested. In Matthew 26:26-35, Jesus has finished […]
Read More Arising After Denial
“Everyday” is a series of Thursday posts this month looking at God’s presence in everyday life. The thought was persistent. Write “God Loves You” on the steamed up mirror in the hotel bathroom. I hesitated. Wouldn’t the person cleaning the room clean the mirror, thus removing my message? Then it occurred to me that I […]
Read More Everyday—Mirror Reflection