But…if God’s Word is to be believed and trusted with everything we are and have, then EVEN pandemics have their role.
Broken, undeserved, headed in the wrong direction- are all terms that shout out our desperate need for help. They describe our situation to a “T”.
We often grow suspicious in our faith because things don’t turn out like we thought they should. Oftentimes it because God has something greater in mind. What we often forget is that God sees the whole picture, we only see a small sliver of the whole thing. He is doing a million things at once, while we are fretting about this one little thing.
Now that we have arrived at the twelfth month of the year, we look back at the year that has been and have been witnesses to God’s faithfulness. No doubt, there have been some rough spots personally and in other ways in this year. But His faithfulness is obvious. Even though, we do live atContinue reading “The Gift of His Presence”
Tom* had a goal. I first met him a few months after beginning my ministry in Chatham, Ontario. By the time I came on the scene, he had been diagnosed with brain cancer. The suddenness and the seriousness of that diagnosis led him and his wife to search for answers for the here andContinue reading “A Man Named Tom”
God is not after only a few cosmetic changes like how you part your hair or whether you like chocolate or strawberry ice cream. More importantly, He changes our fundamental motivation for why we do what we do. As we adopt his plan and his strategy for life, everything changes. Jesus said, “Seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you,” (Matthew 6:33).
There is a constant need in our lives to re-calibrate our lives based on a life of prayer. Not prayer for prayer’s sake but prayer for the sake of knowing God better, serving him with greater faithfulness and a correct motivation.
I grew up in a home where the things of God were given only intellectual ascent and never personally applied or taken serious. It was like knowing it was indeed true but pretending to live like it wasn’t.
They come in all shapes, sizes and intensity. The innocuous thing about them is that they sneak up on us when we least suspect them like carbon monoxide on the unsuspecting homeowner. Before we realize it, we are left gasping for air as the life is sucked right out of us! King David experienced itContinue reading “If you knew…”
My “Damascus Road” experience came as I thought about the conflict I have experienced as a Pastor. That conflict was mostly over methodology and control. Some people want both no matter the cost, even at the cost of relationships.