From the moment Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt he endured endless grumbling, often pointed at him. We see the same old complaints: “Why did you bring the Lord’s community into this wilderness? Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to this terrible place?” Why? Why? Why? It is enough to make anyone angry.Read More Trusting God Enough to Bring Him Honor
It’s a profound line. One of the criminals crucified with Jesus said, “And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong (Luke 23:41, NASB).” Indeed, we deserve to suffer, deserve death for our sins. We deserve to be on that cross […]Read More Just Punishment
You know me even more than I know myself. You created me. You have a plan for me at this moment in history. You invite me to join you around the charcoal fire and share a meal.Read More Prayer Journey — Worthy
Who am I that you have brought me this far? You are the great I AM, but who am I? You knit me together in my mother’s womb. You gave me breath. You continue to shower me with grace and love. You patiently teach me and mature me. There are days I feel your gentle […]Read More Prayer Journey — Who Am I?
During each visit she would share stories about her life over the last 80 some years. As her tough exterior veneer began to peel back, I learned about the pain and abuse she had suffered at the hands of others. I began to understand why she was so bitter and angry, I started to empathize with her.Read More Learning About God’s Love from an Unbeliever
The complexity of life contrasts against your simple statement “I AM.” The struggles of life contrast against “peace I give to you.” The temporary nature of things in life contrast against your eternal nature. Who am I next to you dear God? I am a contrast to you, yet you are not against me. You […]Read More Prayer Journey — Who Am I?
In Mark 10:46-52, we read about a blind man named Bartimaeus who was sitting by the road begging “when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene (47, NASB)” approaching with a large crowd. He immediately cries out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me (47)!” Many in the crowd tell him to be […]Read More Have Mercy On Me
You are vast and infinite, yet your hands crafted me. You desire intimacy with me. You care infinitely for me. You look past my faults and see me as redeemable.Read More Prayer Journey — Deep Grace
Today I only need to look at my hand and see my fingers moving to remind me of his marvelous deeds; to remind me of the healing I have experienced in the past week.Read More God is in The Smallest Details of Your Life
It’s easy to point a finger at Haman and say he should thank the Lord for all his blessings, but it’s also a warning to us that the things of this world will not satisfy; that bitterness can consume us.Read More When Bitterness Consumes Joy