I have to use somebody else’s devotional for today…because it is very powerful. It is written by a Chaplain in Afghanistan to address their spiritual fitness. Since we have been talking a lot about guys like Moses and Elijah…that had the same mantra as the devotional below.
Be Encouraged that no matter the [...]
In this day and age of “Type A” people…waiting is NOT the thing that we are trained to do. But in God’s economy, that is exactly what He wants us to do. Now don’t confuse this with being a slug and playing golf everyday and say, “just waiting on God to deliver”….because He [...]
One of the most disturbing chapters in the bible to me is Judges 19, specifically verses 22-30. It is so vulgar that I won’t even cut and paste it…but suffice to say that it is a manifestation of the evil of men’s hearts. And sadly, I wouldn’t be too surprised to see it [...]
I am doing something that I really love. Sitting in the shade enjoying the cool breeze on a hot day. I am sitting amongst a bunch of people that don’t want to think about anything beyond this world. And they think this is all there is.
God tells us that this place is [...]
I am sure that many of you have heard this verse a LOT…but have you ever thought about it?
Luke 11:1 – It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also [...]
The bible through and through gives amazing examples of God’s providence and power. He can do anything…one of my favorites…sort of…is in 2 Kings 6:24 through 7: 20. Just to keep this blog short…I will give you the macro view. It is quite disturbing…and very powerful.
Samaria is being besieged by the king [...]
When the trials of life surround us…we are scared. Any time we are in the middle of a project, or are facing a crisis…we are lonely and afraid. God wants us to know that He is “always” here….not in some distant place, but here. Just like gravity…you might not be able to “see” [...]
You will fail without encouragement. You will fail without “somebody” to stand alongside of you. You need a cheerleader, counselor, friend…it is too hard without it. The road is too lonely to go it alone. You need a Barnabus. The role model for Barnabus is found in the book of Acts in the [...]
The Bible is amazing because there is no way that men could have written it. Case in point…Moses. He gets frustrated. So what is the big deal with that? Answer…would any of “you” have included those weak sides of your famous leader? Or would you have just said, Moses was a great leader…and [...]
I was thinking yesterday that I have been doing this for 100 days, and sometimes I wonder if this is any encouragement at all…
And then I realized that our encouragement is embedded in the fact that God doesn’t hide anything from us. I heard this from somewhere else, but it is a [...]