It becomes a legitimate cry and question if we can move beyond the sometimes years of conditioning not to trust, not to believe, not to see with eyes of faith, into a realm where the scales of doubt are removed?
This woman saw the parallel that Jesus was making between her and a mooch pooch, and instead of allowing pride or a wounded spirit get in her way, humbly chose to express her faith by using Jesus' reference to her benefit. But did you know that isn't the only reference to mooch pooches in the new testament?
Our God is a living, breathing God who walks beside us. Our God is a good, good Father. Our God is the God who makes a way for us when there is no other way. Our God is not taken by surprise or disturbed by chaos. Our God is the God who IS.
As He is revealing more and more of Himself to us and how we are connected to His Body and His power of the Holy Spirit, we see the consecrated body of Christ rising up to give comfort and aid to one another, which is a strong supportive argument on why it is critical for us to stay vitally connected to one another.
Are we drinking from the cup of delusion? This cup will surely be coming to all of our lips soon if we too refuse to love the truth. The risk is real if we choose to turn away from Him completely, or else if we continue to trust in others to know God and hear His voice on our behalf, for it is then that we become increasingly open to deception.
Have you ever seen images of novas, or of night eruptions from a volcano? There is a terrifying beauty that is often visible in things being crushed or destroyed. A disturbing thought is that we would never experience the beauty without the tragedy surrounding it. The crushing pressure that takes away all that they are is what transforms them into the thing of beauty we see.
Someone observed once, that unless one is willing to die for something they can not really live for it. We who follow Jesus view death not so much as an enemy of life, but as a ferryman who will one day transport us out of his reach.
Think about this: Jesus, knowing Lazarus was sick, still tarried long enough for him to not only die but to be dead 4 days before coming to them. And yet they all got a miracle both in a time and way they did not expect when He rose Lazarus from the dead
Feeling discouraged about the events of this past week? Hang in there with God! Don't quit on Him now. Is God only God when He performs according to our way of thinking He should? No, He is God regardless, and worthy of our worship solely because of who He IS and not because of what … Continue reading Election Blues
It is no wonder then that we tend to shun true love, because deep inside we know our ability to trust has been trampled underfoot by anyone and everyone.