How often do you review what God has done? Habakkuk, who was perplexed by the present, prayerfully reviewed what God had done in previous generations.
He recounted God’s holiness, glory, power, wrath, protection and guidance.Read More
Read Reflect How willing are you to go where God wants you to go and do what he wants you to do? As the refugees from Judah flee towards Egypt, they plead with God’s prophet, Jeremiah, to pray for them. They are “connecting the dots” and they realize they desperately need God’s help, so they […]Read More commitment, friends, obedience, prayer
Read Reflect “Ignorance may be bliss” for some people, but not those who claim to know God. Knowledge, however, certainly doesn’t guarantee obedience. The root issue in our rebelliousness is seldom a lack of information. As a pastoral friend once told me, “For the believer the opposite of ignorance is not knowledge but obedience!” God’s […]Read More excuses, obedience, rébellion
Read Reflect A sleepless night, and the psalmist blames God. After all, God had promised his people that he would be kind, loving, and merciful to them, but trouble has come into his life anyway. The psalmist, though disappointed in God, nonetheless still turns to God in his present difficulties and boldly calls him to […]Read More Exodus, lament, the cross, trouble
Balance; it’s the key message in this passage and something that’s required in practically every facet of our lives in order to live peacefully. We’re told to work hard, but not so hard that we’re missing out on time with our families. We’re told to stay active, but it’s important to recognize when our bodies and minds need a break.Read More balance, friends
Life is filled with warnings, isn’t it? Car owners see a myriad of coloured symbols on their dashboards and dig out the owner’s manual to learn more. Our technological gadgets give us warnings about viruses, software updates and drive us to the “help” menu many times.Read More judgment, repentance, warnings