If you’ve ever prayed, “God, give me what I deserve,” take time today to thank him for not answering that prayer! Often our times of prayer, and our lives in general, are fixated on what we want from God and specifically, on the things we feel we have earned or deserve. These are often legitimate […]
God sees all things from all time at one time. He sees the end, what everything is pointing toward. We only see what is right in front of us. Jesus hangs on a cross. On the surface: a colossal failure. In reality: The ultimate victory over sin and evil, the victory that allows us an […]
I’ve been in the (good) habit of reading my Bible on a more-or-less daily basis ever since I was a kid. Starting with Keys for Kids, moving into Youthwalk, and eventually the One Year Bible, reading the Bible daily was instilled in me almost as early as brushing my teeth daily. I’m very grateful for […]
The typical knock on religion in secular, academic circles is that it was something primitive cultures came up with to explain the natural phenomena around them. They didn’t have science, so they conjured up an idea of “god” (typically “gods”) to explain the unexplainable. With our modern day technological and scientific discoveries, we can now […]
We often make deals with God. God I’ll do this for you, if I get this in return. So when we don’t get what we wanted in return… the deal is off.
I recently posted on reading the book, Finding God in the Dark and that I’d be following up on several helpful quotes from the book… Page 30 of Finding God in the Dark states, “The reason we take things into our own hands is we don’t believe God’s hands are really at work.” This truth […]