“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God ; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.” (Psalm 62:5-8 NIV84)
A friend shared this scripture in Bible study yesterday with tears streaming down her face from the sheer love of this powerful Word and the comfort that it provides. I love that when God speaks, He speaks to the individual and then the Body is strengthened through their sharing. Continue reading →
I was on the phone with someone this morning. They were lost. Their GPS had led them in the wrong direction. As I tried to determine where they were exactly and get them back on track, I could hear that familiar voice in the background, “In 800 feet, make a u-turn. Recalculating. In 500 feet, turn left and make a u-turn. Recalculating.”
Sometimes we just need to do that. Recalculate. But sometimes, we just need cancel the route and start over.
That’s what I did this afternoon when I logged into my website. I haven’t been here in months. When I came here, I read through some very familiar posts. Some are good. Some are okay. Some are mortifying and left me scratching my head wondering, “Why in the world would I say such a thing?”
So here I am back on the site. Recalculating. Canceling the route. Starting over.
I hope to be able to find something meaningful to share with you from time to time.
Everyone runs in her own way, or his own way. And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within. Jesus said, “Behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. If with all your hearts, you truly seek me, you shall ever surely find me.”
If you commit yourself to the love of Christ, then that is how you run a straight race.
Eric Liddell, Chariots of Fire
It is not always fun. In fact, there are days that I think I could fall down in a heap as a result of His continual pruning and wanting the best of me to come out from under the influence of this world.
It is not always easy. The directions He asks us to take don’t always make sense until we get to the other side, look back, and see it all was for the best. Continue reading →