My ability to find and keep peace, is directly related to my determination to trust. In this sense, peace is a discipline. The mental and spiritual discipline of continually choosing trust, builds the muscle of faith. Great faith is the result of exercising our frail muscles of childlike trust. Look at how David did this.… Continue reading Giving up the Fight
Have you ever wondered why God has often chosen not to rule over people without their consent? He has always thought it was important somehow for us to choose Him back--like we were accepting an offer from Him, though He could have mandated our obedience so many times. In the desert, the people of God… Continue reading Choosing Our King
Out of Egypt and headed for the promised land that God had intended for them. From the start, they complained and doubted God’s provision. But is anyone out there ever blown away by Israel’s inability to trust God even after the plagues and the Red Sea experience? I mean—HELLO! HE just parted WATER for you!… Continue reading I Didn’t Recognize You!
I began desperately asking God to teach me this principle of living easy and light He started to guide me through word searches in the scripture. As I was looking at scriptures about peace, my heart stopped when I read the last part of Psalm 34:14: “Seek peace and pursue it.” So simple it… Continue reading In Pursuit of Peace
Let’s start today with a story. Just imagine… Two sisters are planning a dinner together, and sisterly dynamics are always really interesting right? The struggle for identity in their younger years made the older one “responsible” and the younger one a little, well, let’s just say she is more carefree. Martha had invited HIM….Jesus…no pressure.… Continue reading The Invitation
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:7-8 The Greek verb for “cast” or “to cast upon” is epirripto (ἐπιρρίπτω), which literally means to “throw down or… Continue reading The Throw Down
With four children six and under, one of the only “alone times” I get throughout the day is when I am in the bathroom, but even those moments are not always secure right? Think little fingers under the door and broken doorknobs from little ones thinking the door was just “stuck”—because Mama would never lock… Continue reading Shut the Door