I sometimes ponder whether it’s possible to “find God in ALL things”? And, as I think about it, almost inevitably, two things pop up for me almost immediately: where should I be looking and, how will I go about this?
If Psalm 4 frames the Jewish evening as an example of prayer for us, then Psalm 5 frames the Jewish morning. “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”
David gives us Psalm 4 which we could read, meditate on, pray to God, or sing in the evening before we go to sleep. As he wrote this psalm, I wonder if he thought of his time as a shepherd boy in the fields. Did he look at a starry sky like this and talk to God?
Have you ever felt ganged up on? Like everyone is against you? Like attacks are coming from all directions and you just can’t catch a break?
We may have all felt this way at one time or another for a variety of reasons.
God knows what the kings and nations of the earth do not – He has the very top player on His team. He calls this player “Son.” He has anointed this player above any others, and He would give this player anything he asks.
In today’s busy world, faithful Christians want to serve well but don’t often have the time or means to tackle long or expensive training. The IFD Ministry Certifications consist of four six-week courses, all online, and with few exceptions, exactly at the time that fits your schedule best.
What does it mean to “be a disciple”? In the Christian context, a disciple is one who follows Jesus. If we are going to seek to be disciples of Jesus, then we are wise to look to scripture to help us know the way to follow. We begin with Psalm 1. This psalm sets two paths in front of us: the way of the wicked and the way of the blessed. The word “blessed” in scripture catches my attention.
“The successful expansion of any movement is in direct proportion to its success in mobilizing and occupying its total membership in constant propagation of its beliefs.” – The Strachan Theorem, from Richard Peace There are two streams of disciple making which could be described as “right hand” and “left hand” evangelism; we need both hands…
Many of us are receiving ashes on our foreheads today, reminding us of our sin and fragility; and more importantly, of our desire to descend to death with Christ during the season of Lent, that we may somehow “attain the resurrection of the dead.” We often find ourselves thrust into liturgical seasons in the midst…
This is the time of the year where we move back into the discipline of school, whether we actually attend classes or teach students or not. The fall is where we typically put away the vacations and trade in the ‘chilling out’ days of summer for routines, studies, and back to the basics of life.…