Friday, November 15, 2013

Greater Works

John 14:12
 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father."

Perhaps you are one who have wondered, "How can anyone do greater works than Jesus?" Maybe it would help to look at it this way:

"Greater works" - not in the sense that the miracles would be more spectacular, but greater in number, greater in reach, greater in the impact on the world. Jesus' ministry was local, but with His ascension and subsequent outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Church, greater works (not limited to simply miracles) have been done and continue be done in His name on a global scale. That is a greater work.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Simple Law To Live By

Love mercy
Act justly
Walk humbly
--- from  Micah 6:8

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Wilderness

The wilderness is a meeting place with God.
In the wilderness callings are confirmed and direction is received.
In the wilderness commitments are deepened and repentance sought.
In the wilderness we are molded and shaped.
In the wilderness there maybe wrestling and uncertainty, but we will find God there.
In the wilderness God is there in the quietude, hidden in plain sight.
The wilderness is God-ordained, though we often feel the source is often otherwise.
The wilderness is a sacred place, for there we find God.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Keep It Simple

The Christian life is really quite simple:
Love God,
Love people,
Walk by faith,
Live under grace,
Don't do stupid stuff.

Let's not complicate things.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Turn Our Face

Merciful stars above us,
Good earth below us,
Noontime sun and midnight moon,
Shine your light with holy praise—
And turn our face to God's embrace. --- Monte Lee Rice