The 19th Century preacher C.H. Spurgeon noted that, “When the gospel was preached, instead of being accepted and admired, one universal hiss went up to heaven; men could not bear it; its first preacher they dragged to the brow of the hill… nailed him to the cross…”Read More
Every time I pass a certain road sign, I want to hug a bureaucrat – or whoever named the grid road that branches off the bleak but busy highway I travel often. Perched on two poles of blonde wood, the regulation green Highways Department sign with six-inch high white letters reads “Victory Road.”Read More certainty, resurrection, victory
“Stop the ride. I want to get off.” Our daughter’s petrified cry shocked our family as the ferris wheel lurched on its 360 degree journey. The ride, which had appeared so enticing, was now generating nausea and fear.
Have you ever wanted God to “stop the world” so you could get off?Read More evil, injustice, perplexity, prayer, trust
How much do you enjoy waiting? In this chapter, God urges Habakkuk to wait for a future change. While he waits, he is to watch and write down what God says. God intends to bring his judgment in his time and in his way.
He will judge those who have stolen from individuals, communities, even entire nations.Read More active listening, journalling, writing
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