Sunday, December 15, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
A wonderful Savior to me;
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock,
Where rivers of pleasure I see.
That shadows a dry, thirsty land;
He hideth my life with the depths of His love,
And covers me there with His hand,
And covers me there with His hand.
He taketh my burden away;
He holdeth me up, and I shall not be moved,
He giveth me strength as my day.
And filled with His fullness divine,
I sing in my rapture, oh, glory to God
For such a Redeemer as mine!
To meet Him in clouds of the sky,
His perfect salvation, His wonderful love
I’ll shout with the millions on high.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Enter illness. It robs me of days on end and makes me feel "less than". Sickness kills creativity. When it lasts for more than a day I can start to feel panicky about all the jobs I'm not getting done. And, worst of all, physical illness seeps into my spirit and my psyche. Often, I fight anger at God and bitterness in the core of my being.
The specific implications of this to the present situation of my writing this blog, are:
1) I need to cut myself loose from the grand project I started (the theme of my top "Ten Things that say a lot about Who God Is"). As I stated earlier, when I'm fighting illness, creativity hits rock bottom. I would love to pick up this theme again, but now is not the time. (Obviously, I'm not out of the woods with the physical battle I'm in right now.)
2) Instead, I hope to at least write short, random posts as different things pop into my head.
3) Something God has been speaking to me in regard to all this is that this is really His blog, anyway. It's not mine. I thought I was entering the writing of this blog with that in the forefront, but affliction has taken "who owns this" to a whole new level.
It occurs to me that since my primary passion is to demonstrate why I love God's word so much, there's no time like the present. The following words are a few that have given me either guidance or peace lately:
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
"...One man died for everyone. That puts everyone in the same boat. He included everyone in his death so that everyone could also be included in his life, a resurrection life, a far better life than people ever lived on their own. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 MSG
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
I hope, in the upcoming months and years, to establish a rich dialogue with many of you. My prayer is that as I continue to seek God and love Him with all my heart, soul, strength, and mind (Luke 10:27) that you will join me in that pursuit. In the end, may we all become complete and whole - as God made us to be.