In a dialogue with a friend suffering from illness, we were discussing why it seems God allows bad things to happen. I was thinking today about part of that conversation and my friend said this: “The greater conflict I find, however is that of God’s allowance of these things. God is all powerful and thus,… Continue reading Does God allow bad things to happen
“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!
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?
“My grace is sufficient for thee, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV Made perfect means to complete. It is interesting, as if it is possible, that God’s strength is somehow not complete or perfect without my weakness. Is anything incomplete with God? No….God is always totally perfect. And yet here… Continue reading God’s strength in place of our weakness!
“But we have this treasure (a deposit, wealth) in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power (where we get the word dynamite) may be of God and not from ourselves.” The same verse in the amplified version – “However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels… Continue reading Clay Pots – receiving God’s power