“Meanwhile we groan.” The Apostle Paul wrote these words to the church in Corinth when he was sharing with them about the ultimate, eternal life that we are destined for in Christ. He wrote of an “eternal house in heaven not built by human hands” (2 Corinthians 5:1) and then he said, “Meanwhile we groan.” … Continue reading Meanwhile We Groan
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.” (Matthew 11:28-29, The Message) We all have times … Continue reading Are You Burning Wick Instead of Oil?
When Nazi Germany bombed London in the direst moments of WWII, Prime Minister Winston Churchill would routinely climb onto a roof (or on top of his car if he was on the ground) to stand and watch the bombs fall. His defiant silhouette—no doubt replete with his famous Churchillian cigar—was a reminder to anyone who … Continue reading The Ministry of Standing
Which word best describes the consistent state of your soul: peace or adrenaline? Are you characterized by “untroubled, undisturbed composure and well-being” (New Testament Greek definition of peace), or are you in a constantly stressed, adrenaline-laced, fight-or-flight posture? Most of us would align with the latter. It is the bane of our 21st-century Western Civilization … Continue reading Peace Or Adrenaline?
In 1 Timothy 2:1-2, The Apostle Paul urges us to pray for “kings and all who are in authority” so they can lead tranquil lives of godliness and dignity. It is a great admonition and we should most definitely pray for them that way. However, he forgot to remind us that we should also pray … Continue reading The Insomniac