Last night I was reading one of my finds, The Jesus I Never Knew, by Philip Yancey. This quote jumped off the page: “With yesterday’s miracle still digesting in their bellies, they asked for yet another miraculous sign. They were addicted.”
Although written by 40 authors over a period of 1500 years, the Old and New Testaments read as one book. The author of Hebrews sums it up beautifully.
Oh how many things in life do I wish I could do once and just be finished forever! The list is endless but it definitely includes taxes and laundry.
The disciples said “…’Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?’” Luke 24:32 (NASB)
Has the past year chipped away at your self-esteem? Maybe you have lost a job, your health, or even loved ones. Perhaps the main focus of your entire life has been ripped away and now you no longer feel valuable. You have always been a giver but now you have nothing left to give.
Are you tempted to live in the past? Do you need permission to let go of a heartache, transgression, or just a silly mistake? You not only have permission to forget but are commanded to look forward!
ueVince Lombardi’s quote always resonates with me, but especially at the end of 2020..God is not surprised or fatigued by 2020. We can trust that He will supply strength and refreshment to us even in our wilderness.
Some see God as One who demands a standard of perfection that none of us can ever attain. He actually does demand perfection, but that is only half the story.
It seems that at times when I need prayer the most, I don’t even know what to say. I’m not sure if everyone feels this way or if it is just part of my personality makeup. If you know me well at all, we have probably had at least one conversation about Myers Briggs personalityContinue reading “I Don’t Know What to Pray”
To receive God’s gift of salvation, you have to admit you need it. The problem is that many of us don’t want to admit we have a sin problem. Not to ourselves. Not to anyone else. Have you seen that old commercial by LifeLock? The “dentist” tells his patient that he has one of the worseContinue reading “Well, You Have to Admit”