We can bargain, scheme, and beg for a blessing from God, but what if He just chooses not to?
You know that scene in every teen movie where the main character is wearing something very special, like her grandmother's necklace, but then she goes to a party and loses it?
Why do we do the exact same thing?
I get mad at God over petty things, like catching a cold or waking up too late. I expect God to make everything in my life go smoothly, just because I say a prayer and have a little worship. Meanwhile, I'm sitting on acres of blessings.
Summary: "Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh what a foretaste of glory divine..." This popular hymn is filled with hope, confidence and surety. These things are difficult to come by these days. With natural disasters, economic inequality, racism, sexism, horrendous presidents…one begins to wonder just how much hope can be reasonably had in a God that … Continue reading How Can I Know? (Genesis 15)
Summary: We're always looking forward to a better version of life. We look forward to not being single, being skinnier, landing a better job, moving someplace nicer, visiting someplace awesome. Yet we rarely think about the issues and struggles that come with those life upgrades. They'd be different problems, yeah, but they'd still be problems. … Continue reading A Tale Of Two Blessings (Genesis 13)