Archive for July, 2017

Look to the Lord

July 10th, 2017

This weekend I found a small bit of inspiration from Micah about waiting on the Lord and letting the Lord set your direction.

As for me, I look to the Lord for help.
I wait confidently for God to save me,
and my God will certainly hear me.
Do not gloat over me, my enemies!
For though I fall, I will rise again.
Though I sit in darkness,
the Lord will be my light.  Micah 7:7-8

There is so much in that cry for help. For me, it’s comforting to know throughout time people had built trust in and waited for God.

It might do you well to read the whole of Micah 7 as well, as this is just one nugget found there.

Forever

July 7th, 2017

I finished the chapter entitled You May Not Finish This Chapter last night and discovered a theme in Chan’s teaching, which I strongly suspect is a trend in the message of God:
The last sentence of the chapter says

Don’t let yourself forget. Soak it in and keep remembering that it is true. He is everything.

Forget about everything except

July 5th, 2017

This week I pulled out my copy of Crazy Love by Francis Chan.  We are old friends, that book and I, but I hadn’t read it for a few years.  As a matter of fact, I hadn’t listened to any of Chan’s teachings for a while either.  The book has been doing to my heart what it did the first time I read it — forging it in a hot fire.

Then yesterday, in an email update I was sent a link to Chan’s recent Facebook talk, which is pretty impressive, as always.  Anyway, he started with a reference to this verse and it just seemed something that I should share with all of y’all.

I decided that while I was with you I would forget about everything except Jesus Christ and his death on the cross.  1  Corinthian 2:2