Tag: inspiration

Witness Well

Seven Ways to Fight Busyness in our Lives

Martha, the patron saint of busyness, typifies most of us in the western world. Her busy preparations removed her from the presence of Jesus. Luke describes her as “distracted” (Luke 10:40). I can think of no more accurate adjective for busy Christians. When I am busy, I cannot help but be distracted, fragmented, disjointed. Not the difference between busyness …

Is God really my co-pilot?

We recognize God as the Master and the Controller of the Universe, Creator of all things, but Christians today have a hard time recognizing God as the Master and Controller of our own daily lives. How can such a big God be concerned about someone as insignificant as me? Yet, the Bible paints a much …

Rising Above Our Forefathers

People were asking for a change of course in the White House and they elected an untested, charismatic speaker in Barack Obama. People were looking for a change in the economy and a change in the war on terror. Perhaps our country needs is a total transformation and a change in direction in their lives …

“Disappointment — His Appointment”

I came across this poem the other day from Annie Johnson Flint.  For those who may be struggling with a recent disappointment, I think you may find this very meaningful. “Disappointment–His appointment,” Change one letter, then I see That the thwarting of my purpose Is God’s better choice for me. His appointment must be blessing, …

Father forgive us when we despise our salvation

The Israelites were resting on the promise of a Messiah, and when presented with the true Savior, they not only rejected the Son of God, but despised him – sending Jesus to die a grisly death on the cross. And it was there on the cross, where Jesus says, “Father, forgive them”. It is the …

A Letter of Recommendation from God

You are looking for a job and you need an outstanding letter of recommendation to give you an edge over the other applicants. Waiting for the letter, what type of words and phrases would you like see in that letter? Punctual. Hard-working. Disciplined. Takes directions well. These would all be fine traits to have, however …

An appropriate benediction

“Greet all the saints in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send greetings. All the saints send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.”  (Philippians 4:20-23) We can picture the Christian congregation in Philippi gathering around for a time …

A Fragrant Gift is One that is Prompted by Love

The Apostle Paul expressed love, care and concern for his former congregation while awaiting trial in Rom. Out of thanksgiving for the special relationship he had with each member, he pours out his heart in thanksgiving for the prayerful and financial support they have given him. “Yet it was good of you to share in …