Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
We are like this also. Our choice of “food” is constant stimulation. We can be occupied with social media, television, games, and electronics all day long. And with each of these gadgets comes the temptation to allow them to overcome our lives. Our time reading the Bible or praying or fellowshipping with God is cut off. We don’t want to allow anything to overwhelm us so that we forget what is truly important.
Remember when it’s time to say, “Enough.”
Friday, February 16, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Serving Two Masters
Yet, what if they fail? Since you have heard the stories, there’s no need to tell of those who never succeeded in their lives and died in poverty only to have their books read and revered after their passing.
For success changes you, sometimes making you arrogant, sometimes making you afraid (how can I repeat that success?), and sometimes forcing you into isolation (think Harper Lee). Rarely does success actually make you better. It is our struggles and trials that shape and form us. If all was easy, we would have no stories.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
When a horse comes to know and trust his trainer, he will respond immediately to her voice. By nature, horses have a natural herd instinct and will follow the trainer because she has established herself as a trustworthy leader. And the horse also knows that the trainer usually calls him to provide something: food, water, grooming, shelter from the storm, or instruction. Conversely, if a stranger calls the horse, he may look in the direction of the voice out of curiosity, but generally, horses tend to be wary of people they do not know, particularly if they have had bad experiences.
In the same way, our own bad experiences can help us determine whose voice is our Master’s and whose voice belongs to a stranger. It is only by developing a relationship with our God that we can know His voice, and know He calls when He wants to provide us with something, even if it’s instruction.
God is a trustworthy trainer who has our best in mind, whereas a stranger does not and is not worth listening to. From the start, we should work to know whose voice is whose.
Friday, February 9, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
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