12 words till Christmas · Mystery

3 words till Christmas… mystery…

3 days till Christmas… the word… mystery…But as the word comes… I wonder…Is this the right word… is there synonym…?one which better describes what I feel He’s saying…?So… off to Webster’s…mystery… a religious truth that one can know only by revelation and cannot fully understand… any of the 15 events (as Nativity, the Crucifixion, or…… Continue reading 3 words till Christmas… mystery…

Change · Growth · Hidden · Mystery · Trust · Waiting

waiting thoughts continue…

The verses on waiting over the last few weeks… still stir in my heart… perhaps because I’m doing some waiting…I think of the patient farmer James tells us to be like…waiting patiently for what’s been planted… hidden… in the ground…Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming.See how the farmer waits for the…… Continue reading waiting thoughts continue…

Eternal · Happiness · Joy · Mystery · Obedience

joy… greater than happiness…

At the end of a long day…¬†broken needles… messed up orders…the end of the year of after-school ministry…unruly fourth graders… and a stern temper…feeling as if I’ve cast seed on hard ground…wondering if I failed Him…fighting the urge to binge on snacks…yet… there resides in my heart… a strange joy…And do not be grieved, for…… Continue reading joy… greater than happiness…

Faith · Mystery · Obedience · Trust

embracing His mystery…

Through the act of praising Him as Mystery… the One beyond our understanding… the One known only through the grace of revelation… the importance of embracing His mystery becomes clear…To embrace the unknowns of God… is to embrace Him in faith…To doubt… hesitate… disobey… because He hasn’t given full disclosure… is to walk in unbelief…Trusting…… Continue reading embracing His mystery…