God often works and shows his love in mysterious ways. So mysterious or unusual that it can seem like mere chance or circumstance. In fact Scripture states, “Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out.” (Romans 11:33Continue reading “God’s Love in a Kitten, Part II”
I would imagine that most (or at least many) Christ-followers have at least heard of John Stott, well-known for his godly writings which greatly influenced the global church. But he was perhaps most remembered as the pastors’ pastor, loved for his humble simplicity. Two things, however, stand out in particular for me.
Italy’s streets and piazzas are usually full of people, even in the evenings. But with the lockdown all that has changed. A ghostly calm and quiet has settled on the strangely unpeopled streets and towns.
I want to walk to God’s heartbeat. Don’t you? Then why do we so often take the easy way out? Our early church fathers, the early missionaries, and even Christ himself purposely chose the hard way, the way of self-denial. They chose to follow God’s way – regardless of the cost and even when itContinue reading “Walking to God’s Heartbeat”
If you’ve walked with Christ for any length of time you have probably experienced dry spells. You pray, you read, you attend church, and seek fellowship. But it seems you’re just going through the motions and get little out of it. God seems far off, the heavens closed.
Pray without ceasing. What an impossible task this seems! And while it is often said that Paul meant we should have an attitude of prayer, I think he also intended us to pray much more than we do.
“Lord, teach us to pray,” the disciples asked in Luke 11. Not that they didn’t pray, all practising Jews did. But Christ’s prayers showed them they didn’t know how to pray as God desired. And they wanted to know how.
Taking a break can be refreshing in so many ways, especially during stressed, discouraging, or tiring times. Even enforced breaks, such as my recent blogging break was! What else could I do with no internet service?