And Joshua set up at Gilgal the twelve stones they had taken out of the Jordan. He said to the Israelites, “In the future when your descendants ask their parents, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the Jordan before youContinue reading “The Memorial Stones”
Matthew 6:28–31 (NIV)28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is hereContinue reading “Disordered faith”
There will always be tumultuous times. There are specific times of upheaval that have major impacts for a generation to come. I believe we have been in that specific window and it’s about to close. However, tumultuous times will always be with us.
“The fact that those freed by the divine action still live in the world does not mean that they belong to the world, as though possessed by the world and incorporated into its structure. They are indeed in themselves finite individuals, but are no longer in slavery for — through the process of dying andContinue reading “The freedom found in Christ”
Reading for today: Psalms 121-126 Ex. 5:1-6:1 1 Cor. 14:20-40 Mark 9:42-50 The deep walk of faith is one of trust. We trust who we know. The lifelong pursuit of knowing God is critical so we can truly know him and out of that knowledge we can trust him.
There are ways God will test us in our trust of him. Just hope it doesn’t involve maggots.
Over the years I have watched the Lord lead me to so many victories. I have been amazed at the process. This is truly a “long obedience in the same direction,” as Eugene Peterson would put it. Yet, I keep struggling with one basic thing.
Trusting God for TODAY, for the MOMENT, is monumental. Trusting him for provision… with my time… my plans… A prayer of Oswald Chambers: Detach me, O Lord, from the things of sense and time, and usher me into the presence of the King. Keep the precincts of my mind and heart entirely Yours. Help meContinue reading “The challenge of trust”
This is about trust. Sabbath is trust.
Luke 10:1-11:13 is about basic discipleship. I quite frequently let the chapter breaks (which were added centuries later) effect how I read a unit. I think the unit here is from 10:1 to 11:13. Four basic things concerning discipleship: 1. Bold proclamation 2. Radical love for the neighbor 3. Intimate worship with Jesus 4. Bold prayerContinue reading “The questions of prayer”