Tag Archives: resting
Diligence vs Dependence
There is a spiritual tension between two concepts of what we must do to become all that God intended us to be – to live in a way that pleases Him. On the one hand, we are incapable (Romans 5:6) … Continue reading
The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. … 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
Ambition for the quiet life
“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands. . . .” … 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
God works through you
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 NASB “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory … Continue reading
What I learn about trust from my dog.
As Basil rests against me while I scratch him, I think of Psalm 131. “O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult for me. … Continue reading
I Give You Peace.
In the night, I was thanking God for the wonderful blessing of peace. This is not something to be expected from the world or our personal circumstances. It is a wonderful kindness of God to gift us with this blessing. Peace I … Continue reading
Powerless and dependent
It is a periodic revelation to me that I cannot obey God in my own power. My white-knuckling attempts at being godly in my own strength do not please Him. I need to repeatedly learn the lesson that I must acknowledge … Continue reading