A number of years ago as painful upheaval seemed to become the overarching theme of our lives, I cried out to Jesus for an anchor. I was emotionally reeling - seasick on the storm tossed waves of normal life. God heard my cries for help. Jesus appeared walking on the waves reaching out to take … Continue reading Anchors up!
But those who are hurting tug at my heart in a deep way. Often they come to mind. And I find myself asking God “to do something”. At some point in my pleading, I hear myself asking God to be who He already is in His sovereign nature. Sometimes I recognize that I am asking God to do what He naturally does because He is who He is.
It usually doesn’t. Our first chair. We were hooked! In true dad fashion, he said, “Let’s just try it. If it doesn’t work out… no big deal!” Now at that particular time in life, that was an offer I couldn’t refuse. He was encouraging. I could wrap my brain around these simple teachings I had … Continue reading It didn’t happen overnight