I’m still trying to figure it out. What seemed so clear to me in the past is being challenged. I am not sure how or why I came to believe what I did but I think it’s time I let the Holy Sp**** challenge me. I’m not sure how many of you would join me on this journey. I’m not sure how many will stop reading my blog. I find each time I am challenged to look at things differently, I wonder where I will end up. The one thing I know is I will not end up where I started.(more…)
A Call To Prayer
People around the world sit in their homes waiting for good news. They wonder how long this will last. They wonder what they touched, who breathed on them, what dangers lurk that science has not yet discovered. In history when countries and continents were ravaged by disease all people had was prayer. There were no answers. Science was not that advanced. God was all they had. When prayer was answered people recognize that there was something more than them. But now we have medical science. Now all we have to do is sit and wait, hunkered down in our homes until this passes. Someone will come up with a vaccine. Someone will discover the treatment. All we have to do is wait.(more…)
Why God, why? I am not foolish enough to ask why me? The answer to why me is simple and painful, why not you? I have no super spiritual status that guarantees protection from illness and injury. I lack the required perfection that would exclude me from death and all its causes. I am not as much surprised that this could happen to me as I am caught off guard that it has happened to me. My journey seems to have lacked reason and my plight seems to be missing direction. The pain I have gone through has left me wondering, why God, why?
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
I wonder what God thinks about the fact I rarely wonder what God thinks. I wonder why I don’t seem to care what He thinks, at least I don’t care enough to ask Him. I wonder what my wife thinks. I wonder what my wife thinks about the fact I rarely wonder what she thinks. I wonder what my kids think. I wonder what my kids think about the fact I rarely wonder what they think. I wonder what other people think. I wonder what other people think about the fact I rarely wonder what other people think. As a matter of fact this may be the first time I have ever wondered what God, my wife, my kids and other people think about the fact I rarely wonder what God, my wife, my kids and other people think.(more…)