I was driving along a busy road that had recently been re-surfaced. About every 50 ft., imbedded in the white stripe at the edge of the road – between the shoulder and where our cars are supposed to be – were new kinds of rumble strips. Not the kind you feel when you are on… Continue reading God’s Rumble Strips
“Which of you by taking thought (being anxious) can add one cubit to his stature?” Matthew 6:27 KJV The idea in this verse has always puzzled me. It is a ridiculous notion that anyone can worry themselves taller. (Although, being a short person, it would be nice)! The rest of the reasons Jesus gives in this… Continue reading Anxiety, worry and God’s provision!
Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Whenever I consider these words a memory arises: When I was 4 or 5 I… Continue reading Is God there when I am afraid?
“I cry aloud with my voice to the Lord; I make supplication with my voice to the Lord.” (vs 1) “I cry aloud”…Why are we so often afraid to actually speak out loud to God? And the word there really means to shriek from anguish or danger. Are we worried that if He really knew what we were feeling He… Continue reading Being honest with God from Psalm 142
Matthew 13 holds many parables that Jesus spoke to the multitudes. His purpose was to draw those to Him who had ears to hear and eyes to see. I was reading Mt 13 recently and two of the parables about the kingdom of heaven jumped out at me. The first is: “The kingdom of heaven is… Continue reading You are of great value to God!
Every single person in this world has been disappointed by someone – be it parent, sibling, friend, spouse, boss, co-worker, pastor, church friend or God Himself. Just like Adam, we have a tendency to blame others for our own weaknesses and failures. Adam not only blamed Eve but God when God asked why they were… Continue reading Disappointment with God
Isaiah 40:31 “Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new (or renewed) strength…” As I meditated on this idea, I had a hard time putting words to what waiting on the Lord really meant, in a practical sense. It’s a verse we have all heard time and time again and yet, the meaning… Continue reading Wait, wait and more waiting – Is God hearing me?