Who Gideon is or is not disappears beneath the torrent of who God says he is, above and beyond every status, label and brand of person we could think of or relate to; Gideon is a valiant warrior because God calls him that.
He isn't afraid of your losses and your failures, he isn't in it for the win, for the land, for the promise, he is in it for you. He wants to be with you.
The smoke and fire is not the end, it is the beginning. Not ruin but hope, not his absence but his presence.
Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com If God is all powerful and all good why does he allow people to suffer? Pain and suffering doesn’t prove there is no God or that God is not powerful and good, it only proves that God allows painful things to happen. The question here is what is good? God the … Continue reading What is Good?
Desmond Doss "The Preacher"
When you can't pray because of disappointment than praise is fitting. Learn from King David, who started many psalms with complaints and ended in total awe and submission to a Mighty God. With my head bowed and my lips sealed shut I just couldn't ask for one more thing. Maybe you cannot pray because you … Continue reading Looking for Answers
We are in the wilderness. A wilderness without sandstorm, a wilderness without manna or desert heat, a wilderness day after day, longing after longing, hoping pleading , praying, complaining, rejoicing grumbling, fighting, fearing and worrying. God brings his covenanted people whom he has delivered from slavery immediately into the wilderness. Like with Jacob with Israel, … Continue reading Life is a wilderness
This virus which causes us to cover our faces, and hide in our rooms seems a little bi-polar to me. It's providing the world right now, with both the antagonist and protagonist of the story, the hero in some ways and the villain in other ways. I suppose it depends on who you speak to? … Continue reading How Will Corona Effect You?
In chapter 19, Job blatantly blames God for all the calamity that has befallen him. Can you imagine the rebuke you would get from well meaning Christian friends if you began this dirge against God, Job's three friends proved my point. But God doesn't rebuke Job, rather he reveals truth to him. And, while Job … Continue reading unconventional praise