Monthly Archives: August 2012

One Step Closer to a Yes

One Step Closer to a Yes “Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around.” (Pro_13:12, The Message) A friend in the promotion business says, “Every time someone tells me “NO!” I get happier — because I’m one step closer to that person who will say “YES!” Some people cannot bear to be told “NO”… (more…)

God Knows What He is Doing

  God Knows What He is Doing   “Who could ever have told GOD what to do or taught him his business?” ( Isa_40:13, The Message) On the first day, God created the dog and said: “Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give… (more…)

Trying to Figure a Way Out?

Trying to Figure a Way Out? “While he was trying to figure a way out, he had a dream.” (Mat_1:20, The Message) The Bible tells us that Joseph, the Nazarene carpenter engaged to Mary, was a noble man. Chagrined by the shocking discovery that Mary was pregnant, he sought to handle the matter with discretion, so as not to bring… (more…)

Learn to Live with Ambiguity

  Learn to Live with Ambiguity   “And when He was entered into a ship, His disciples followed Him.” ( Mat_8:23) It’s simple, really. Matthew tells us that Jesus got into the boat, and His disciples followed Him. Very matter of fact, with not much else needed to be said. But, when we look at the story from the perspective… (more…)

The Yeast King

The Yeast King And again He said, “Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.” And He went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. ( Luk_13:20-22) Here we have an interesting thing, seen clealy when we… (more…)

Deep Calls Unto Deep

Deep Calls Unto Deep “You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.” (Psa_27:8, English Standard Version) The New Living Translations says, “My heart has heard You say, “Come and talk with Me.” And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.” There is an old saying, “Deep calleth unto deep.” It suggests… (more…)

When I Need a Word From God

  When I Need a Word From God   “I sat down utterly baffled” ( Ezr_9:3, Living Bible) When Ezra learned that the leaders had defaulted to the pagan mindset of the surrounding nations, and had by their example permitted the people to believe and behave in manners that were directly opposed to God’s Word – “he sat down utterly… (more…)

The True Wealth of a Devout Life

The True Wealth of a Devout Life “The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.” (Pro_10:22, NIV) In a day when the Economy is tanking and frustrations (as well as fears) are rising, Wealth must be measured by more than one’s bank account. For the value of a man’s life is not in… (more…)

sorry about yesterday so here yesterday and today.

  A Week in God’s Presence (Day 7)   “God loves a cheerful giver” ( 2Co_9:7) Today’s post concludes a series on the topic of “experiencing God’s Presence” — but it launches you forward into a lifestyle that will help others around you experience His presence, too. We discovered that there are three ways, each very practical and easy to… (more…)

A Week in God’s Presence (Day 6)

A Week in God’s Presence (Day 6) “The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life.” (Pro_16:17, English Standard Version) For the past few days we have discovered and discussed what it means to experience God’s Presence, and how God has provided us with practical ways to do so. Here is an illustration… (more…)