Instill life, energy and courage
Healing, feeding, fellowship and lavish love in the story of two fish and five loaves that multiply
It is the things that we care about that have value for us. The value that we assign to things also sets the level of information we have about that thing.
God provided, but Peter worked for the coins. When we don’t know how or what to do, we cannot stay in a holding pattern, but rather go out and do what we know, as a minimum.
The division of sheep and goats is based on those who have taken the teachings to heart and acted on the lessons. We have to take the lessons of Jesus, ingest them and let them change us. Is there evidence of his life in us?
How could we not take a look at the animal that initiated the greatest deceit of all time? That even sounds like an exaggeration, but it isn’t.
God saw the suffering of others, it moved him, and he wanted to alleviate it. This big fish story began because God wanted to show compassion and Jonah ran from it – into the mouth of a fish.
It was not a life without trouble, as we read through the book of Daniel. It was a life of obedience to God and faith in Him carried out in daily service to others.
It is interesting that the name Rock is used in psalms, Habakkuk the song of Moses. They are all expressions of close relationship with God and a personal name.
Lord our God, You hung the moon and set the sun in its place, You formed the mountains and carved out the flow of the waters
A prayer for times of trouble, from Palms 55 and 145
Deliberate prayer has deepened my relationship with our Lord and King.
On this July 4th Lord, we seek you as the leader of the United States. May you be the guide and…
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