Archive | March, 2014

What is that to you? You must follow me!

John 21: 22  Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.   This story in John 21 is so interesting.  Jesus had appeared for the third time to his disciples, post his resurrection, and he used this opportunity to reinstate Peter.  Remember Peter’s darkest […]

In the Pit

Genesis 37:24  And they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it  I am a fan of ice hockey and I’ve been closely following a Canadian team since I was a child.  They have a storied existence but it has been decades since they won […]

The Art of Waiting

Psalm 40:1  I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.   One of the most difficult things to learn is the fine art of waiting, particularly when you are younger.  We are naturally wired to want to satisfy a desire immediately or at least meet the want quickly. Athletes […]

My Power is made Perfect in Weakness

2 Corinthians 12: 7b-10  Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast […]

But that can’t be God’s will!

Jeremiah 29  11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. This scripture has long been an encouragement to me in difficult times.  However, I have also heard it associated with a “prosperity gospel”, that being the Christian […]