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
I know what it's like to feel like you have no purpose, like you don't count in the world. I know what's its like to feel like you make no contribution big enough to be truly missed, if something were to happen to you. I know what its like to feel bored with life, to … Continue reading I know what it’s like
There are times in life when I feel freedom. It’s like a passing shower in the heat of the day, like a ray of sunlight revealing a world of opportunity that I desire to experience. It’s hard to explain, but freedom has a feeling. It feels like possibility, strength, ability to suddenly do things you … Continue reading Hind’s Feet
What I want the most is consistently bullied by what is necessary to get there. The two are in a constant battle over my life plans. I always find myself sheltering the victim mentality of desire and together we flee from the bully, hard work. I'm not sure why I never seem to reach … Continue reading complacency
The bitter taste of lemon juice in warm water or unsweetened diluted cranberry juice helps me feel that I'm doing something of great benefit. It's potency reminds me that I'm making a choice contrary to pleasure for the sake of future reward. It tells me with each hostile sip that I am cleaner or at … Continue reading Benefits of Bitterness