WHEN THE GLITTER IS REMOVED I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad. Psalm 119:96 Matthew Henry lists David’s disillusionments. He saw Goliath, the strongest man around, overcome by a small stone. He saw his nephew, Asahel, one … Continue reading When The Glitter Is Removed
THE LURE OF HOPELESSNESS Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. She had a female Egyptian servant whose name was Hagar. And Sarai said to Abram, “Behold now, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it may … Continue reading The Lure Of Hopelessness
WHY DOES GOD WAIT TO STRIKE? And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.” Genesis 15:16 If I had to pick one thing that has caused me to stumble over God, it … Continue reading Why Does God Wait To Strike?
ABRAM, GOD, ME & THE COVENANT And he said to him, "I am the Lord who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess." But he said, "O Lord God, how am I to know that I shall … Continue reading Abram, God, Me & the Covenant
PRAYER FOR A FRIEND May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 Abound ~ Exceeding, multitude, numerous, overflowing. ************************* Lord, You can see … Continue reading Prayer For A Friend
OH, HOW I NEED A SIGN! And he said to him, “I am the Lord who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess.” But he said, “O Lord God, how am I to know that I shall … Continue reading Oh, How I Need A Sign!
WHEN I’VE GIVEN UP! And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness. Genesis 15:6 Abraham believed God for what he didn’t have (an heir and descendants), for what he could never have without a gift from God himself. That’s … Continue reading When I’ve Given Up
A GOD WHO GETS MILEAGE OUT OF GIVING And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Genesis 15:6 God loves to … Continue reading A God Who Gets Mileage Out of Giving
SO MUCH FOR PARADISE So the enemy took all the possessions of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their provisions, and went their way. They also took Lot, the son of Abram’s brother, who was dwelling in Sodom, and his possessions, and went their way. Genesis … Continue reading So Much For Paradise
PLEADING THEIR CASE I will go down to see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me. [About Sodom and Gomorrah] And if not, I will know.” Abraham still stood before the Lord. Then Abraham drew near and said, … Continue reading Pleading Their Case