I was reading the book of Jonah this morning. And it struck me just how relevant his story is. To recap, God tells Jonah to “get up and go to the great city of Ninevah”, and Jonah really doesn’t want to go. Ninevah is a non-covenant enemy of Israel. Jonah can’t stand them. Instead of listening, Jonah runs in the … Read More
Sleeping with Lions
Samson slayed the lion. Daniel slept with them. God doesn’t always confront the same problem in the same manner. If we aren’t careful, it’s easy to miss how He’s moving, because we expect it to look a certain way. With Samson, God enabled him to eliminate the threat through power (Judges 14). With Daniel, God kept him safe while He worked … Read More
The Fallacy of Forgiveness
We live in such a unique and complex era. Granted, every decade, century, or millennia comes with its individual nuances, and as time and technology progress, it’s nearly impossible to foresee what will happen next. One thing that can be predicted, almost without question, is human behavior. Across the span of human existence, the evolution of our reactions has been noticeably … Read More
Hashtag: Trending Sin
“Do you believe (insert supposed transgression of choice here) is a sin?” How many times have you been asked this in your Christian life? How many more times are those in the spotlight asked this question? Most of us have prepared a response to whatever subject is broached. In fact, as Christians, God calls us to have answers for a … Read More
God, I’m Stuck.
Have you ever felt stuck in growth, in progress, or just in life? You think, “God, I could do so much more if You would just move me.” What we fail to realize though is the reason you aren’t being moved is because you’ve been planted. A few weeks ago, I shared my struggle with feeling stuck and how God has used … Read More
Where’s God When I Need Him?
I’ve felt kind of “stuck” in my circumstances lately, like I don’t have much of a say in my own life. The “stuckness” isn’t a result of anything except people and situations I have no control over. I’m a firm believer in growth and changing what’s in your power to do so. So naturally, stuckness isn’t a theme I’m fond … Read More