Faith is not intelligent understanding, faith is deliberate commitment to a Person where I see no way. Are you debating whether to take a step in faith in Jesus or to wait until you can see how to do the thing yourself? Obey Him with glad reckless joy. When He says something and you begin to debate, it is because you have a conception of His honour which is not His honour. Oswald Chambers on Faith
Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints” There is nothing in life quite like sitting watching a good friend die. Not pass away, or kick the bucket, or any other way to word it… just to die. Actually he is still alive while I write this but soon he will be dead. Well dead here. It is sad to see him go but at the same time peace and joy knowing that he is going to where I long to be. Home,…read more
Jonah 2:8 Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love. The concept of idols in our lives focus on how how PROUD we are in our attitude towards God. In a relationship that we should embrace with much humility we attack God by belittling His salvation with our self righteous idols. Why do we turn from God back to our sin as Israel did over and over again … it is a matter of repentance. Ongoing and critical to our Christian walk. Anyone who peddles…read more
James 1: 18 In His goodness God chose to make us His own children by giving us His true Word. And we, out of all creation, became His choice possession. As a child I memorized the book of James and although my memory is not clear enough to spit it back out word for word, I find myself paraphrasing it all the time. This is one of those verses that screams God’s will, God’s Grace, God’s Choice for each believer. I love it!