God's timing rarely makes sense to us when we feel stuck in a holding pattern, or while we are waiting on Him to answer our pleas. God's timing rarely makes sense as we gape, open-mouthed at the swift decline of morality in our world. God's timing rarely makes sense to our limited mind, but it always makes sense to the perfect mind of God.
God has the power to take what is ordinary and make it truly extraordinary. Give every task---significant or insignificant---to the God who sees in secret.
This is part 3 of the series "Why are you making excuses?" To read the previous post, click here. This is a tale of two kings---two very real kings---from ancient Israel. Both kings made a choice to sin. Both received punishment for their sins. Both made apologies to God. Only one chose repentance. Our first King… Continue reading Does God Need Us to Make Excuses for our Sin?
Remember my affliction and my wanderings, the wormwood and the gall! My soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me. But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says… Continue reading Hope is rising (Day 18 of the #encourage marathon)
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings to search it out...
The situation is desperate. The men quake with fear but stand ready to fight. The stench of death surrounds them. Despair is palpable.
There is a canvas, a ceiling, a dome that I love to look at more than any other work of art. It's painter is the original artist. He invented beauty. His creations have inspired all artists throughout the centuries.
Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I am thankful for the state troopers, border patrol, highway patrol, city police, sheriff's deputies and SWAT teams that put their life on the line daily to protect total strangers.
This post is part of "30 days of Giving Thanks" To read more within this series, click here. They always say that children are a gift... But so are good parents! I have been fortunate to have grown up with the same two parents and lived in the same house. Until recently, I never appreciated… Continue reading Day 16: I’m Thankful for My Parents