Tag Archives: dependence
In Corinth, rebuffed and frustrated by resistance to his teaching, Paul was encouraged by his Lord in a night vision, “Do not be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent! For I am with you, and no one will attack and … Continue reading
Enabled to do His will
“Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?” Paul says in Romans 7:24, grieving over his inability to perform in life in the way he feels that God intended for him. For … Continue reading
Watch carefully for your rescue!
Picture the scene of a man lost at sea in a little boat filling with water. Hopefully, he is not so busy bailing out his boat that he does not see the search airplane passing overhead and miss his opportunity … Continue reading
Living in Dependence
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him. . .” Colossians 2:6 NIV “Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish … Continue reading
Stop struggling! Rest in God.
We get so pressured in our preoccupation with managing of the details of our lives. We are haunted by the illusion that we are in control of the outcomes. This sense of responsibility drives us and keeps us on edge. … Continue reading
To be heard by God
As Solomon led the people of Israel to dedicate the new Temple for the worship of God, the Lord said to him in a night vision, “If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek … Continue reading
In our society, strength (or imagined strength) is applauded, and weakness is thought of as a defect — that you have missed the best in life. So observes J.I. Packer in an introductory interview regarding his small book Weakness Is the … Continue reading
Come into the Fortress
“O God, You have rejected us. You have broken us; You have been angry; O, restore us. You have made the land quake, You have split it open; Heal its breaches, for it totters. . . Thou hast made Thy … Continue reading
A holy partnership
Each year at this time, we put up home made Christmas tree ornaments that I made with my boys when they were little. Like a little balsa wood loaf of bread, symbolizing Jesus calling Himself The Bread of Life. A … Continue reading
What do you cling to?
Do I cling to a life preserver or to the broken pieces of my sinking boat? Jonah, speaking from experience prayed, “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.” Jonah 2:8 NIV … Continue reading