I'm studying through Genesis again and once again I've been captivated by the unfolding of His word. I've read the account of Leah countless times and missed it every time, that is until this morning. The Holy Spirit turned it as a precious gem revealing yet another facet. Jacob has just worked seven years to earn … Continue reading Perseverance and Redemption
After a lengthy sabbatical from blogging my quiet times, I'm compelled to blog this morning's. I'm in Acts now, taking a break from my Old Testament study and journeying through the New Testament once again for the past few months. This morning I'm in Chapter 5, I was so stirred by the familiar words of verse … Continue reading Counted Worthy
This is neither intended to persuade nor ignite heated debate; it is purely a brief statement of my beliefs for those who have asked. Disclaimers in place, here it goes…
God has us here for such a time as this. He has a plan, and divine appointments for us, if only we will seek Him and His will (Epheisans 5:15-17). Ours may not be a royal position or the dramatic saving of lives, but it will undoubtedly be for His glory.
Thankfully I'm not who I was 20 years ago, 20 months ago, or even 20 days ago. He is daily teaching, leading and transforming me into who He wants me to be. If you are my brother or sister in Christ, I know the same is true of you.
How I long to be that tree planted by the streams. You can just see the roots deeply running and feeding from the life giving water. I envision those roots clinging to the surrounding soil, gripping it and preventing erosion as the storms blow through. Not only do they hang on to the rich soil for its own nourishment, but they keep the soil stable for the saplings about it to grow and develop their own roots.
We live in a culture that frequently encourages you to "follow your heart." As I was studying the story of Rehoboam in 2 Chronicles, I was reminded how important it is that we not blindly "follow our hearts." It is written of Rehoboam: He did evil because he had not set his heart on seeking the … Continue reading Follow your heart?
I've recently determined I am suffering from adult onset PTADD. My disorder has had a very gradual onset, but I can deny it no longer. I am suffering from Prayer Time Attention Deficit Disorder. I am able to stay completely focused during almost every other activity of daily living, but the moment I bow my … Continue reading PTADD