Making Progress

The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens. Mark 4:28, NLT This concept of physical growth is now applied by Jesus to us.  He has cultivated us, and we must insist on a maturation.  We sprout, andContinue reading “Making Progress”

Braiding Yourself Up With God

Yet those who wait for the LordWill gain new strength;They will mount up with wings like eagles,They will run and not get tired,They will walk and not become weary. Isaiah 40:31, NASB The particular word “wait” is a vital force. It’s not a passive word in the Scriptures. It does not mean to be apatheticContinue reading “Braiding Yourself Up With God”

Those ‘Marginal’ People

“Light shines in the darkness for the godly.    They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.” Psalm 112:4, NLT The glory of Jesus lies in this: in weakness, vulnerability, and apparent failure. He has called forth disciples to come after Him, willing and able to carry the cross and relive His passion with compassion. They are marginal people,Continue reading “Those ‘Marginal’ People”

You Can Only Come Through the Door

“I am the door, and the person who enters through me will be saved and will be able to come in and go out and find pasture.”  John 10:9 This is powerful–its implications can rattle the windows! I sometimes struggle with depression, and sometimes with an assurance of my salvation.  Even after 40+ years ofContinue reading “You Can Only Come Through the Door”