Growth · Preparation · Presence · Refinement · Trust

and it came to pass…

I learned a lesson this weekend…seeking His presence…as things went awry in my little world…No hot water…septic tank issues…a checkbook that wouldn’t balance…None of these issues were resolved over the weekend…In the midst of all… I continued the spiritual discipline of seeking His presence… trying to rest in Him… trying to listen… seeking His peace…Monday…hot…… Continue reading and it came to pass…

Blessings · Discontent · Refinement · Seeking

things are not always as they appear…

A restless heart… aggravated by various difficulties… and challenges…None really serious… just feeling their weight…My spirit most upset with me… and the restlessness… tired of me… struggling to rest… wanting to trust… but feeling out of sorts…That’s when I grab up the Bonhoeffer devotional… Lord… speak to me… We all know that there are times in life…… Continue reading things are not always as they appear…

Discipline · Hard · Obedience · Refinement · sacrifice · Salvation

thursday…

The Thursday… before… Good Friday…a call to watch… The Passion…the night of Jesus’s arrest…the time… when darkness reigned…Then Jesus said to the chief priests,the officers of the temple guard,and the elders, who had come for him,”… this is your hour — when darkness reigns.”Luke 22:52-53An emotional experience… the watching… a spiritual discipline…Emotions… seen… journaled…Anger… the…… Continue reading thursday…

Entree: James · Grace · Pride · Refinement

James 4: thoughts… part 5

Read James 4He… the One who gives greater grace… than jealous wrath… says…God resists the proud,but gives grace to the humble.It’s just a thought… but the One full of grace… could even His resistance be a gift… a kindness…?The proud… set on a path of self-destruction… in His wisdom… and love… He opposes… throws up…… Continue reading James 4: thoughts… part 5