God’s longing for you …

June 30, 2017 “Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you.” Isaiah 30:18 New American Standard The Lord sees everything and still He longs for you. What an image. He longs for you.  That encompasses your entire life: God longs for you. His … Continue reading God’s longing for you …

Finding your shape …

June 27, 2017 “Holy, Holy, Holy is God-of-the-Angel-Armies. His bright glory fills the whole earth.” Isaiah 6:3 The Message An old Montana preacher described Isaiah’s work as calling Promised-People to submit their lives “to being shaped by the Word of God and on the lookout for the holy“. Think about some of the “words” that have … Continue reading Finding your shape …

Is that it … believe?

June 20, 2017 “What can we do to perform the works of God? They asked. Jesus replied, This is the work of God — that you believe in the One He has sent.” John 6:28-29 Holman Christian Standard It’s the hardest work you do everyday: believing. You do it unconsciously over the smallest details: walking … Continue reading Is that it … believe?

The grace solution…

June 16, 2017 “You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:1 You have to learn a whole new language when you follow Jesus. You learn it as you step into everyday .. ordinary .. unknown possibilities. Who would have thought that a once-promising-rabbi-turned-Jesus-follower would write letters … Continue reading The grace solution…

B-rated lives …

June 15, 2017 “He won’t brush aside the bruised and the hurt and he won’t disregard the small and insignificant,  but he’ll steadily and firmly set things right. He won’t tire out and quit. He won’t be stopped until he’s finished his work—to set things right on earth. Far-flung ocean islands wait expectantly for his teaching.” Isaiah 42:3-4 The Message He … Continue reading B-rated lives …