When life gets difficult, the seas of life get choppy, it is normal to be afraid. Courage is not a lack of fear. It is moving forward in spite of our fear. Keeping our sights set on Jesus is a way forward.
What jewels of hidden treasure have been revealed to you? These next months, stir up the imaginations of your people for what God is doing, and give them permission to run amok. See what happens.
When we are turned from serving ourselves to serving others, we will find a joy that will sustain us in this morally jumbled up world of wheat and weeds, good and evil.
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 – Isaac’s servant meets Rebekah at the well/spring, and takes her back to meet, and marry Isaac. OR Zechariah 9:9-12 – Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious... Continue Reading →
Jeremiah 20:7-13 – O Lord, you have enticed me, and I was enticed; you have overpowered me, and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day long; everyone mocks me. OR Genesis 21:8-21 – Abraham and Sarah cast off Hagar, the slave woman... Continue Reading →
If we follow a self-emptying Christ, who reflects a self-emptying God, then being “in Christ” means to be a self-emptying church, a self-emptying people, that the world might see the true God.