Out in the open wisdom calls aloud … in the public square … at the city gate she makes her speech … Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings. (Prov 1:20a,23 NIV) Out of the myriad of voices calling out to you in the middle of where you work and live, is the voice of God. God freely, tenderly, and passionately calls you to trust him Continue reading Whose voice are you listening to?
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge (Prov 1:7a). There are aspects of our experience that transcend our human understanding, that don’t fit into nice logical formulae. At those times when we pause to reflect on “how then can anyone understand their own way?” Wisdom would answer that “A person’s steps are directed by the Lord” (Prov 20:24). There are times in life when it is challenging to distinguish truth from falsehood and we need words of Continue reading Wisdom
I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? Your journey toward your goals takes place in God’s world, where God reigns supreme. The Lord has created you, the Lord has blessed you not only with the abilities to make your plans, but also has created and blessed you with exactly the right resources you need, and has surrounded you with just the right people so that you can move forward with your plans. God Continue reading Trusting the Lord
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. As a new year begins, what are your thoughts dwelling on? Is your heart, mind and soul filled with praise to God? Not just praise to God for this moment, but praise that wells up in your soul continuously, throughout the joys, routine and stress of life. Once you were dead in your sins, broken, trapped, hungering and thirsting for more. Through faith in Jesus, God Continue reading As a new year begins