Read Psalm 70 Part of the periodic series, The Poetry Project. Wanting to be Desperate I read the first line and I heard desperation. I heard a heart bleed. I heard a spirit that was crushed under the anvil we call life. I heard something through the page, that sounded like anquish mixed with … More Psalm 70: Wanting to be Desperate
Reading with the Pastor Luke 4 and Psalm 78:34-72 Notice verse 14 “And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country.” Observation: There seems to be a connection between the Lord’s 40 days of prayer through His temptation in the wilderness and … More May His Word Fall into Your Broken Places
For all the “broken” people who know the reality of need: “You see,” Dr. Iverson said, “If you are broken, you don’t have to ask to be used. God delights to use broken people. That’s the only way to be filled [with the Spirit] and it’s the only way to become useable.” See this link … More Spirit of the Living God, Break Me in Pieces
Tuesday is for Preaching (but not this week) I am away at a conference, The Bethlehem Conference for Pastors with the entire staff of Trinity Church of Watseka, IL so my time to write and even think beyond the conference themes is very limited. I would like to pick up on the theme of yesterday’s … More Tuesday Musings from the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors
Monday Discussion Conviction of sin is not transformation. Normally, it is only its initial conception. Oh how our flesh rebels at this reality. We wish that all the work was done when we feel the crushing weight of conviction over some cosmic crime against the will and word of God, but this is only the … More Conviction of sin is not transformation. Normally, it is only its initial conception.
“You see,” Dr. Iverson said, “If you are broken, you don’t have to ask to be used. God delights to use broken people. That’s the only way to be filled and it’s the only way to become useable.” (For more see …) via Spirit of the Living God, Break Me in Pieces.
Weekend Links Enjoy your reading. Though I don’t agree with all, all of them will challenge your thinking. Have a great weekend. Growing as a Leader/ as a Believer Living a Gospel Saturated Life (Jared Wilson) Four Questions that Improve Your Leadership Thinking (Mark Howell) Growing Through Brokenness (Ron Edmondson) Why We Love C.S. Lewis … More Humbling Links; Challenging Links; Thought Provoking Links; Funny Links and much more.
Tuesday Musings: Brokenness vs Usefulness We called him “Wild Bill.” Closer to sixty than forty, Dr. Bill Iverson was not your typical seminary professor. A gifted evangelist and an original thinker, Bill was always challenging either what you thought or what you did as a Christian. Bill impacted my life in many ways but the story … More Spirit of the Living God, Break Me in Pieces