The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer. Proverbs 15:28 Someone who is shy is very hard to get to know. It takes a long time for them to feel safe in a relationship. They move slowly toward others and intimacy is not quickly … Continue reading Is Pondering Self-serving?
He said, "Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you." Genesis 22:2 When God calls me to … Continue reading Is It Blind Obedience?
And Reuben answered them, “Did I not tell you not to sin against the boy? But you did not listen. So now there comes a reckoning for his blood.” They did not know that Joseph understood them, for there was an interpreter between them. Then … Continue reading When Tears Are Complicated
From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?” But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal … Continue reading When You Don’t Want To Be With God
Abraham answered and said, “Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes. And the Lord went his way, when he had finished speaking to Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place. Genesis 18:27,33 If I don’t know … Continue reading Scared and Hard On Myself
But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid." Then they were willing to take him into the boat. John 6: 20-21 Jesus' disciples are in a boat in the middle of the sea. The opposite shore is nowhere in sight. It is … Continue reading Beneath The Noise Of My Life
They answered him, "We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, 'You will become free'? John 8:33 The necessary and beneficial conviction of scripture is lost on me if I paint with too broad a … Continue reading Painting Slavery With Too Broad A Brush