Tag Archives: God

Z-Verse | Science Vs. God | March 9, 2015

What I told an atheist online who said science disproved the existence of God.

“For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.”
– 1 Corinthians 1:25

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Quick Thought | God Will Honor Our Obedience

A couple of weeks ago, my pastor posed a challenging question:

Do we TRUST God enough to OBEY Him?

See, God honors our obedience. [See Proverbs 10:2-3]

Shortcuts short change God’s glory AND our good.

What God has in store for us is far greater than anything we think our disobedience will do for us.

When we do what we know He wants us to–even when it’s hard, painful, or seems to make no sense–GOD will honor that choice. [Read Job 36:11, Isaiah 1:19 and the story of Jericho in Joshua 6:1-27.]

Remember what King David wrote in his older age, with the benefit of great experience:

“Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong. For like grass, they soon fade away. Like spring flowers, they soon wither. Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.”
Psalm 37:1-2

Charles Spurgeon made a great point about how vital it is to trust in the Lord. He said, “Sight is cross-eyed, and views things only as they seem…faith has clearer optics to behold things as they really are.”

There’s an old hymn that sums it up well:

“Then in fellowship sweet
we will sit at his feet,
or we’ll walk by his side in the way;
what he says we will do,
where he sends we will go;
never fear, only trust and obey.”

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Quick Quote | Hart Ramsey: On God’s Protection

“When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.”
-Isaiah 43:2

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Teen’s Original Song About Hope Goes Viral

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Minnesota teenager Molly Kate Kestner‘s senior solo is touching hearts and tearing up eyes all across the world.

Her original song about a girl who questions God, and life, after her alcoholic father abandons her, has been viewed by almost 4 million people and shared by thousands more (including this blogger.)

It’s a song of hope as she eventually finds the true meaning of love, in spite of her difficult and painful circumstances.

Check out His Daughter and let us know what you think!


Thanks to Chaneika Aunjalique for sharing this video.

“We Will Praise You In This Storm” | Living It Out

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“I don’t understand this, but I trust God.”

The words of a mother who lost her 9 and 7 year old boys in the tornadoes last week in Arkansas.

THEIR STORY is a must read!

The thought of my suffering and homelessness is bitter beyond words.
I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss.
Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this:
The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness.
– Lamentations 3:19-23

Thanks to Stephen Jones for sharing this story!

Amazing

The more I surrender to God’s grace, the more I HATE sin. Especially my own.

Instead of using it as a license to live in sin, Grace becomes the motivating force to do right.

It changes hearts, open eyes and realigns desires.

And, like Paul, instead of raging against the people you see as sinners, you realize the only response is love.

It really is amazing…

For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
Romans 6:14

Quick Thought: We Don’t Have To Kill Goliath

David didn’t kill Goliath. He just had the courage to trust and obey.

What God’s asking us to do may seem daunting. We may think we’re completely incapable of doing it, and we’re probably right. But the good news is, we don’t have to.

Moses couldn’t part the Red Sea if he had a million men and a degree in Marine Engineering from the Egyptian Naval Academy. He just needed to trust God enough to do the ridiculous.

Ditto Noah. And Abraham. And Joshua.

Think about what Jesus told the disabled man by the pool of Bethesda to do:

“Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.”
– John 5:8-9

This was a guy who hadn’t walked in almost 4 decades! He must’ve thought Jesus was CRAZY.

Get up and walk? Seriously? Been sitting here for 38 years, I’m pretty sure I’ve given that one a try already.

Even if Jesus’ words gave the man a flash of hope inside and he actually wanted to try, it would’ve been easy to talk himself out of it. Fear of failure, disappointment or looking ridiculous if he tried and fell back down would all be understandable.

How many of us in that situation would’ve written off what Jesus said as simply undoable? Impossible. Nuts.

How many of us are doing just that with what God’s asking us to do right now?

Remember, it’s not about what WE can do. We just have to be available and willing to trust and obey. God’ll take care of the impossible and improbable.

Go. Do.

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