Question God?

Habakkuk 1:2-3 – How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? 3 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. Have you been there? Asking questions, wondering…

Not Impressed!

Matthew 6:5-7 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your…

Own Your Promises

Genesis 13:17 (NIV): Go, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you. Abram trusted God and followed Him out of Ur. The Lord had promised Abram that He would bless him and make him a great nation. The Lord prospered Abram so much that he had…

CPR for a Believer

2 Chronicles 20:3-5 Then Jehoshaphat was afraid and set his face to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. 4 And Judah assembled to seek help from the Lord; from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord. 5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new…

Even Now?

So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days. John 11:6 Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. This probably was the most remarkable miracle Jesus performed. “There is no parallel whatever for the raising of a man who had been dead for four days and whose body had…

Would You Dare?

But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. Daniel 1:8 Nebuchadnezzar confiscated more than the holy things from the temple. He brought to Babylon the young and brightest minds of Judah. Daniel, and his three friends…

Plow and Prepare

This is what the Lord says to the people of Judah and to Jerusalem: “Break up your unploughed ground and do not sow among thorns. Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, circumcise your hearts. Jeremiah 4:3-4a God is calling His people to repent. Fallow ground is uncultivated farmland. Land that was ploughed before but now has…

Beyond the Questions

“Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘The potter has no hands’? Isaiah 45:9 Israel’s deliverance is coming but from unexpected sources. This chapter begins with the…

Miserably Miserable

while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 1 Kings 19:4 Elijah was depressed. God had used Elijah mightily. Elijah’s…