Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
“Early the next morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about.
“...they loaded their grain on their donkeys and left.”
“As morning dawned, the men were sent on their way with their donkeys.”
“So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey and started back to Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand.”
And let’s not forget Balaam’s donkey. You gotta check this puppy out!
Okay, okay, there’s a theme here, donkeys and what they can do...kinda like...us.
A lot of times, we make God and faith so complicated. But the willingness factor gets downplayed repeatedly. And willingness is no small thing.
First, God chooses...
Again, it’s not a small thing. Next, however, the ball is in our court. What do we choose?
There’s a blessing in it, if we choose God...
And it might be all too easy, except for one thing we have in common with the donkey: stubbornness. The old saying goes “stubborn as a mule,” right?
“He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.”’
“And the LORD said unto Moses, ‘I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people.’”
“Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.”
But it’s not hopeless. Again, there’s choice. Choice from God’s decision to create, call and use us and our choice to willingly respond with a yes to that decision.
It’s a process of untangling from lies we’ve spent a lifetime believing....
God refutes those lies with the Truth of Who He is...
Friday, March 27, 2015
Don't give up!!!
Thursday, March 26, 2015
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”