About two months ago I was invited to a barbecue. The shortened version of the invitation read like this:
Saturday, May 25th
Kathi has plenty of space if anyone wants to sleep over…
As I read this I laughed out loud, my mind began to race and I had to ask myself the question, “Did I know about this? Did I forget this?” I was fairly confident that this was new information to me, as I had no recollection at all of a related conversation (other than “we should have another barbecue…”). I checked my calendar and responded that I would be free and able to attend the barbecue at my house on the 25th. (The one who issued the invitation then sent his first apology, followed by two more apologies… at which point I told him to stop.) Read the rest of this entry
Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; and I will glorify your name forever. Psalm 86:11, 12
My heart is undivided. I want to know God’s way and walk in His truth. I’m not tempted to follow any other path. I fear His name. I want to praise Him with all my heart and glorify His name forever. When I read these verses, as I did today, my heart leaps and responds and confirms these things within me. Read the rest of this entry
This week I read again a verse in Genesis that is always reassuring to me. In Gen. 12:1 the Lord says to Abram, “Leave your country, your people, and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.” That’s all the information Abram had. “Go to the land I will show you.” And Abram did it – left his country, his people, and his father‘s household.
It reminds me of a similar command that Jesus gave to some fishermen. “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matt. 4:19) They didn’t hesitate. They didn’t stop to ask – Fishers of men? What? It says in vs. 20 that “At once they left their nets and followed Him.” Read the rest of this entry