This week we’ve received the news of the transition of Eugene Peterson. I have been deeply impacted by his life and work and continue to feel his impact that will last long past his time on this earth.
I’m also working my way through a biography of Dallas Willard, another spiritual giant in my life who continues his walk with Christ in the very presence of the Savior as well. Continue reading “Restore to me the sense of wonder”
“Humility is the virtue of which I am most proud.”
I hate it when my humble service goes unnoticed. (Really hurts my reputation as a “servant leader.”)
There are true tests the Lord brings into our lives, in all seriousness. What we are not currently interested in (and me among that number) is the work of true humility. Not in a era where “servant leadership” is something celebrated in front of huge crowds.
But, in the meantime, I work to find humor as I strive to find “humble service.” 🙂
What is reality?
Who is well-off or blessed?
Who is a truly good person?
How does one become a truly good person?
None of these questions Dallas Willard posed in his life are about the “most sacred contemporary idol, feelings.” It is about the realm of knowledge. Knowledge was what Dallas was after.
— Becoming Dallas Willard by Gary Moon
I like wide margin Bibles because I like to take my own notes. There isn’t a wide enough margin for me to adequately do that over the years, of course, so I am thankful for digital Bibles as well. They allow me to keep expanding notes over time. Continue reading “The notes that serve as reminders”
Scariest verse from my reading this morning: “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.” (Matt. 22:29) Continue reading “Keep it simple”
Matthew 19:16-22 tells the story of the rich young ruler. He asks what good deed he needed to do to have eternal life. Continue reading “If you’re serious about following Christ”
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done. Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
The Lord wants to reveal his glory to his people. But that glory is only revealed through the work of the cross.
Lord, teach me to die daily. It is YOUR Kingdom work, not mine.