Month: July 2018

Forgotten Names

Remember Shammua? Probably not. How about Shaphat? No? Maybe Igal, Palti, Gaddiel, Gaddi, Ammiel, Sethur? Nahbi? Geuel? In contrast, how many people have named their children after Caleb? How about Joshua? You don’t remember those first guys because they are only famous for doubting Yahweh. Joshua and Caleb are heroes for believing Him. (See Numbers […]

Getting the Point

Frequently Jesus told parables that were never explained in some other Scripture passage. The couple of times that His disciples are recorded as asking Him to explain one, He told them what the parables meant. I suggest that if you have one that is stumping you, you can ask Him what He meant, and get an […]

Being Faithful

Just as the bronze serpent Yahweh instructed Moses to make in the wilderness had the power to heal those who had been bitten by the serpents that had been sent into the camps of Israel, the Holy Book has the power to bring life and health and direction and wisdom and protection. The key to […]

Being Hopeful

Our God could end our miseries with a word, but He frequently will not end them without our agreement and our cooperation. The process has to happen His way. Misery is a response of ours to our circumstances. When our response to nasty circumstances is faith, the misery is replaced by hope. When our response […]

Trees or Forests

When Jesus fed thousands of people at once, He likely saw it as thousands of miracles, not just one big one. He likely had each hungering stomach in mind as He created food to fill each one, I think. He didn’t see the people He passed each day as a forest, but as trees. How […]

Being Possible

Then the disciples approached Jesus privately and said, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” “Because of your little faith,” Hen told them. “For I assure you: If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. […]

Being Related

I am convinced that the real nature of the church in the earth is that it is made up of the real relationships we have with other believers, especially those relationships through which Kingdom work is being produced. I wonder how much more we would be capable of in our work if we were to […]

Being Late

Timing is very important. I had a job that was as likely to require me to report to work at 3:00pm one day as 3:00am the next. My alarm would go off, and I would wake up trying to remember whether it was daytime or nighttime. The longer I studied the situation, the more likely […]

Being Nutty

An acorn looks absolutely nothing like an oak tree, except maybe in similarity of color. Yet, hidden in the identity of an acorn is perhaps a thousand oak trees, if the little nut’s story goes well. Who you are after being born of Yahweh was very well hidden by the identity of who you were […]

God My Strength

If the Lord had not been my help, I would soon rest in the silence of death. If I say, “My foot is slipping,” Your faithful love will support me, Lord. When I am filled with cares, Your comfort brings me joy. (Psalm 94:17-19 Holman Christian Standard Bible ®©) […]

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