June 30th, 2009silenced

This morning I was reading Job. God took a break from his long questioning and Job knew how to answer. . . he had no answer at all.

“Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.”

Job 40:3-4

When I stand before God, I’ll have nothing to say for myself. There is no defense I can offer for my actions.

My only hope is to turn and cling to the cross of Jesus Christ who paid it all for me.

April 10th, 20094 thoughts

Here’s a four step thought process my small mind went through the other night. . .

1. There’s so much sin around. The people who push wicked agendas seem to have so much success as our culture continues its downward spiral to lawlessness. People mock God with every thing they do.

2. David had the same complaints all those years ago. In the Psalms he often begged God to avenge himself on the people who openly attacked Him. David hated to see sin too.

3. The big spectacular sins and the focus of our world are easy to see. . . but what’s the difference with my sin? I sinned today, and that was as much transgression of God’s law as any of the sins I was thinking of. In fact, I know better. I have reason to do better. I’m a child of the King, and still I sin.

4. I’m so grateful for the cross. It’s my only hope.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

– 1 Peter 1:3

March 16th, 2009the Lamb

This morning I was reading the old story… God told Abraham to take his only son Isaac up the mountain to sacrafice him.

Isaac had asked his father where the lamb was.

“And Abraham said, My son, God will provide Himself a lamb for a burnt offering.”
– Gen 22:8

The story ends nicely with God showing them a ram caught in the bushes. But that wasn’t really the end of the story. The end was hundreds of years later.

I love the far reaching prophecy of what Abraham said, and the faith he had in it. God will provide the Lamb to be slaughtered for us.

And He did.

October 29th, 2008mercy

I was unsure whether to post this, but here goes.

I’m writing mostly to myself. This is about a sin I struggle with. I only write about it because I know what the Scriptures say, and I know what I must change.

I’m harsh with people. I’d say too harsh, but harsh is harsh is wrong. I find it hard to show mercy. I don’t show love anywhere near like what is required.

Paul Washer says, it shows how wicked we are, that we still have to be told to be merciful, when we’ve already been shown so much mercy ourselves – at the cross.

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October 17th, 2008out of the mouth of babes

This morning Jesse had a list of pronouns that he had to write sentences for. This is what he wrote… (on his own!)

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