“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him and eat with him, and he with me” Revelation 3:20 NIV “God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.” – Tony Evans AContinue reading “A Personal God”
“Stop striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted on the earth.” Psalm 46:10 NASB “Belief in God and trusting God—the difference is enormous!” The Christian life is difficult. The non-Christian life is difficult. For the Christian, suffering is only for a time-a moment comparedContinue reading “Try Hard (Don’t Make it)”
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16 “Life is never boring, but some people choose to be bored.” ~ Wayne Dyer Boredom is a great enemy of black sheep types. I don’t need to explain. JustContinue reading “Boredom or Threshold?”
“Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,” Matthew 6:8-9 NIV “So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers orContinue reading “Fire Your Parents”
Feelings… “For you, LORD, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling” Psalm 116:8 NIV “Sometimes we are called to proclaim God’s love even when we are not yet fully able to live it.” Henri Nouwen, Bread for the Journey I was born backwards, you know, butt first. I’ve beenContinue reading “Born Backwards”
Listening with Your Heart “And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.” Ezekiel 36:26 NLT “The time is always ripe to do the right thing.” Martin Luther King, Jr. I confess.Continue reading “Tell Me More About That”
“If any household or town refuses to welcome you or listen to your message, shake its dust from your feet as you leave.” Matthew 10:14 NLT “Cruelty is cheap and easy.” Brene Brown Not everyone deserves you. Not everyone will like you. Many will gossip about you. Some will try to use you. Some willContinue reading “Shake the Dust Off Your Feet”
‘Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”’ John 6:68 NIV “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” HebrewsContinue reading “Words”
“I will give thanks to You, because I am awesomely and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:14 NASB “It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.” Abraham Lincoln We liveContinue reading “Self-Rejection”
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20 ESV “Hospitality is not to change people but to offer them space where change can take place.” Henri Nouwen. Homecoming is a bigContinue reading “Homecoming”
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