I want to put it down right here that I have certainly "tasted the joy." I cannot imagine a more wonderfully blessed life than mine. Faithfulness of a loving Father-that's what I've found, every day of every week of every year, and it gets better.
In the lives of Samuel, David, Jeremiah, Matthew, and Saul of Tarsus, as well as in many others in the Bible, there is evident the strong sense of being known, of being taken over, possessed, called, acted upon. They were not men who were especially concerned with the questions Is God using me? How can … Continue reading My Answer is Yes
We are meddling with God's business when we let all manner of imaginings loose, predicting disaster, contemplating possibilities instead of following, one day at a time, God's plain simple pathway. When we try to meet difficulties prematurely we have neither the light nor the strength for them yet. "As they days so shall they strength … Continue reading Meddling With God’s Business
So often we ignore the awesome displays of God’s faithfulness to people in trials and instead imagine ourselves in their situation, minus the grace of God. We would do well to heed Elisabeth Elliot’s wise reminder that there is no grace for our imaginations. None. It’s simply not available. God is not waiting in the … Continue reading No Grace (for my imaginations)
"This, then, is of faith, that everything, the very least, or what seems to us great, every change of the seasons, everything which touches us in mind, body, or estate, whether brought about through this outward senseless nature, or by the will of man, good or bad, is overruled to each of us by the … Continue reading The Same God
It is always possible to do the will of God. In every place and time it is within our power to acquiesce in the will of God. Jesus comforted His disciples: ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were … Continue reading The Gift of Place
There are not many new questions in our very human hearts. When I examine my own heart and find that I am tempted to say to the Lord, “Yes, but-“ or “What about-?” or “How can I possibly-?” I find that He has questions for me: Are you willing to understand? To rearrange your life? … Continue reading On Asking Questions