Fair?

What’s fair? I want life to deal me a set of cards within the expected range of probability. When life fails, I call it unfair. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Philippians 2v14-15 When I grumble … Continue reading Fair?

Grace in failure

I can be so over confident and Jesus, knowing how things will go, so gracious. Jesus told them, “Tonight all of you will desert me.” Matthew 26v31 Jesus knowing their limitations prepares them. Peter declared, “Even if everyone else deserts you, I will never desert you.” Matthew 26v33 Like Peter I cannot imagine how challenging … Continue reading Grace in failure

Way of humility

I can be so caught up with my desires or the ideal I am hunting for that I ignore what Jesus is trying to tell me. “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, and say to the owner of … Continue reading Way of humility

Motives for a sign

When I am looking for signs is it because I don’t know which is God’s way and am willing to go anywhere he reveals, or is it because I am struggling to overcome unbelief or is it because I don’t want to believe and I put up obstacles to justify my unbelief? the Pharisees and … Continue reading Motives for a sign

When I am weak, and empty do I say it’s impossible or go to Jesus? When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately … Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. … Jesus … had compassion on them … Matthew 14v13-14 Jesus hears of his cousin’s execution … Continue reading

Tender Grace

A commercial view can invade my spirituality. when I see a need I can evaluate by what is “Necessary and sufficient”. Cost becomes king. Looking at the tenderness of Song of Songs shows our Lord expressing a different value system. I am the spring crocus blooming on the Sharon Plain, the lily of the valley.  … Continue reading Tender Grace

Reference point

What is my reference point? I live in a culture where the first port of call is expert opinion. Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. psalm119v89 I find myself looking at how experts have understood the world and then evaluating God’s word through the lens of that understanding. Yet, God’s … Continue reading Reference point

God change

Jesus’ gift of grace is amazing. Can we follow his example? So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. Romans 8v1 Jesus does not condemn his brothers. Can we follow his lead and be gracious to the broken people around us? Even ourselves? And because you belong to him, the … Continue reading God change