Month: June 2014

Guilt Is A Taskmaster

GUILT IS A TASKMASTER He [Jacob] instructed the first [servant], “When Esau my brother meets you and asks you, ‘To whom do you belong? Where are you going? And whose are these ahead of you?’ then you shall say, ‘They belong to your servant Jacob. … Continue reading Guilt Is A Taskmaster

God and I ~ Shipwrecked

GOD AND I - SHIPWRECKED Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22             I must be clear, not only as I share the Gospel with others, but in my expectations of what following Jesus means. To embrace Jesus is to … Continue reading God and I ~ Shipwrecked

Perspective

PERSPECTIVE There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.  At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table.  Even the … Continue reading Perspective

Didn’t God Already Do This Once?

DIDN’T GOD ALREADY DO THIS ONCE? And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, “We came to your brother Esau, and he is coming to meet you, and there are four hundred men with him.” Genesis 32:6             When your brother wants to kill you and … Continue reading Didn’t God Already Do This Once?

The Battle For Faith

THE BATTLE FOR FAITH No, in all these things (tribulation, distress, famine, nakedness, danger & sword) we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.  Romans 8:37 What does it mean to be a conqueror?   To be a conqueror of suffering?  This verse … Continue reading The Battle For Faith

Prayer for What To Do – When

PRAYER FOR WHAT TO DO – WHEN There is an appointed time for everything.  And there is a time for every event under heaven – A time to give birth and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot what … Continue reading Prayer for What To Do – When

Praying To The Covenant Maker

PRAYING TO THE COVENANT MAKER And Jacob said, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, I am not worthy of the least of all the deeds of steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have shown to your servant. … Continue reading Praying To The Covenant Maker

How Can I Soften Their Heart?

HOW CAN I SOFTEN THEIR HEART? And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother in the land of Seir, the country of Edom, instructing them, “Thus you shall say to my lord Esau: Genesis 32:3-4          After all these years, Jacob is about … Continue reading How Can I Soften Their Heart?

When a Peacemaker Becomes a Fighter

WHEN A PEACEMAKER BECOMES A FIGHTER When Abram heard that his kinsman had been taken captive, he led forth his trained men.  Genesis 14:14          Abram surprises us all when he takes up arms to fight.  He has always been a peacemaker.  No one who … Continue reading When a Peacemaker Becomes a Fighter

The Comfort Of Hiding

THE COMFORT OF HIDING He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress. Proverbs 14:26          How can being afraid of God make me secure?  It can’t. Yet the picture of a God angry at humanity and poised to punish them persists in the minds … Continue reading The Comfort Of Hiding