Read Psalm 63 1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Thirst I was cutting the lawnand trimming the bushesand edging the drivewayand pulling … More What Does It Mean to Thirst for God?
Tragic truth: 90 percent of this post was written before the shooting in California occured in anticipation that it was only a matter of time before it would be needed. More evidence of a deep sickness at the core of American society in these shootings in California. It is yet another indiscriminate shooting by a … More Before the Shooting in California
Tuesday is for Devotion Anselm is one of my favorite saints. Here’s a great quote I just unearthed that I want my heart to be in perfect sync with. Let’s pray together that this will continue to be the beat of my heart and the beat of your heart until our seeking-hearts last beat and we see … More Come Away Little Man!
Sunday Afternoon Musings This morning I preached the third message from Luke 15. The so-called “Parable of the Prodigal Son” is perhaps the best know and the worst titled parable of all of Jesus’ masterpieces. Some have called it the greatest short story ever told. Jesus is hunting hearts. Unfortunately, both the naming of the … More Jesus is Hunting Hearts
Wednesday is for Prayer “You’ve heard it said that to be victorious in a military battle you must have the ‘most boots on the ground.’ Conversely, to be victorious in a spiritual battle, you must have the most ‘knees on the ground.’” ….. The character Eli to his young pastor friend Elmo in the novel … More Getting Knees on the Ground for the Spiritual Battles Ahead
Thursday is for Discipleship The following is from Kairos Journal and I am delighted to pass it on. Not because I have mastered its suggestion, but because it happens to be something I have been studying this year and seeking to make progress in myself. I have a long way to go. Adoniram Judson served … More Making Time for Prayer in a Overly Busy Life
Wednesday is for Prayer How would our prayers change if we focused not on our need but on our God’s mighty power to overcome every obstacle for our good? How would our prayers change if we focused not on on our desires but on the love of Christ demonstrated in the cross? How would our … More How would our prayers change if …
Sunday Afternoon Musings What do you do when the mere reading of the Scripture reduces you to tears? What do you do when your heart is longing for some … something your lips can’t describe and our mind can’t explain but your spirit knows … something is needed, something it can almost taste, something it … More Tippy Toe Longing for the Wonder of God
Thursday is for Discipleship I used to give a talk on the will of God based on answering four basic questions. The title of the talk was: “The Will of God is a Dangerous Paradise.” The idea was that the will of God may seem frightening but in reality, nothing is better or more fulfilling … More The Will of God is a Dangerous Paradise
Yesterday was the middle of church planting week at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. A chance for missional leaders to beat the drum for twenty-somethings to invest their lives in a church planting movement. I met briefly with one student who is going to make a huge impact for God in his generation. But he is also … More Your Whole Life is at Stake