2.28.15–>”What Makes a Good Person?”

What Makes a Person Good?

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“Why do you call me good?”

-Jesus, from Luke 18:19


In the Kingdom of God, a person is good in relation to how much of God’s love is flowing through their heart.

A good person is humble. In fact, the greatest person in the kingdom of God, Jesus tells us, is the one who is the most humble and most serving of all others.  A humble person thinks of others more than themselves. A humble person is not obsessed with them self.

A good person is forgiving. Always. They have a default setting of forgiveness. They harbor no unforgiveness in their heart.

A good person shows mercy, just as our heavenly Father is merciful.

So we see from Jesus of Nazareth, the human, perfect, and final revelation of who God is, that what makes for a good person is one with God’s love flowing through their heart to the point of humility, forgiveness, and mercy. One who lives agape.

I was explaining to Gaby and Zayra this week that what makes a person good is how much love is in their heart. That’s it. That’s how God defines a good person, and let no one else tell you differently. Already I see their little identities being challenged by this ultra retarded culture we live in. The competing voices of idiocy yelling at them (and all of us) about what makes for a good or “valuable” person.

Have you seen the commercial where a small group of women are asked to look at side by side pictures of the same guy standing in the same place, but by two different cars, and they’re asked which guy is hotter? Obviously the one where he’s standing by the big red truck, not the little silver car. Are you serious??? This is what we deem worthy of promoting??? God help us. (And I’m not just saying this because I drive a silver car)

Let’s keep filling our children, and ourselves, with God’s truth of who we are in Him, and that God is the ONLY authority on defining us! That is freedom.

In the Name of Jesus,
Soli Deo Gloria

2.27.15–>”Test Everything”

Vader Test

I Thessalonians 5:21-22 

Test everything. If something is good, hold it fast; If something looks evil, keep well away.

How do we test everything?How do we test a church to see if it’s following Jesus or it’s own pursuit of members and money? Or a pastor to make sure they’re not just up there because they like people looking at or listening to them? Or if a ministry is for real? Or a Christian school holds to Christ?

How do we know if these things are for real, genuine, authentic, godly? We test to see if they are in accordance with God’s word, of course. But sometimes people speak the truth and may even technically be doctrinally sound. Then what? I’ve run into this. Twisting truth and Scripture and God’s will.

Speaking with a couple fellow travelers this week, we talked about the horrendous wake that is left from a ministry gone awry. It got me thinking about tests to make sure you’re staying on track–for God, and not for self.

So here’s some thoughts that seem good to test these meditations against before sending them out. These can be for organizations, people…yourself:

  • Does it inspire you to love God more? – Joy and inner peace
  • Does it fuel your love for others? – compassion
  • Does it build a healthier love of self – soul care
  • Does it bring glory to God? In other words, does it promote and draw attention to Jesus or yourself?
  • Does it draw you more toward God or away from God?

Many have spoken accurately according to the Bible and failed every above test.

I’d love to hear from you if you have more thoughts on this…

In the Name of Jesus,
Soli Deo Gloria

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina

“Let the world be silent in your presence, Lord, so that I may hear what the Lord God may say in my heart. Your words are so softly spoken  that no one can hear them except in a deep silence. But to hear them lifts him who sits alone and in silence completely above his natural powers, because he who humbles himself will be lifted up. He who sits alone and listens will be raised above himself.”

-Guigo II

✙Latin term for “Divine Reading” sometimes called “sacred reading.”

✙An ancient monastic practice that employs a particular method of reading. It is a unique approach to reading that enables you to open up the time you spend with the written word so that your reading becomes a doorway to meditation, prayer, and contemplation.

✙Goes back to Origen in the 3rd century, Benedict & his order in the 6th, and Guigo II’s formal instructions in the 12th.

✙Powerful tool for opening up to the presence of God in your life, in your interaction with sacred Scripture. Opens you up to allow God to lead you where He chooses. You do not choose. Don’t seek to control but rather to yield. The text reads you, as they say.

✙Not mere intellectual exploration, but actually becoming intimate with God. Not studying God, but getting to know God.

✙Before the printing press & modern ideas of scholarship, research, & academic pursuit of knowledge, those who wrestled with the words of Scripture did so to acquire a spiritual, rather than intellectual understanding of the text.

* It was not an exercise in “figuring out” Christianity, but rather a practice for encountering God through the medium of the written word. The goal of Lectio Divina is simply to create a space where God may encounter you via the  sacred word.

✙The ancient spiritual practice of Lectio Divina suggests that, in terms of fostering intimacy with God, there are approaches far more valuable than mere study and analysis. That may stimulate the brain, but not transform the heart. Knowing about God more than knowing God.

✙People are meant to live in an ongoing conversation with God, speaking and being spoken to.

✙Some say it is even dangerous to have someone read the Bible without teaching them how to read it.

✙The Bible is best engaged in a spirit of silence, of meditation and reflection, and most important of all, in the context of prayer in order to realize its power to transform us. Silence is key.

✙That which is infinite cannot be put into a finite container.

✙A new way if reading- it does not change the Bible, but how we approach it. That is the secret of Lectio Divina’s power.

✙Reading a spiritual text in the “normal” way of reading for personal mastery or control can sometimes have the unintended consequence of pushing God further into hiding.

✙An act of slow, deliberate prayer.

✙The frenetic chatter in your mind is what Buddhists call the “monkey mind.”

✙In contemplative prayer, you listen in receptive silence, and hold yourself open for the purpose of fostering the experience of God’s  presence within you. [Jn.14:17]


From Hearing God by calls Willard

If we humble ourselves and seek God, He will respond (2 Chron. 7:14).

3 general problem areas:

  1. God’s communication comes in many, various forms
  2. Wrong motives for seeking to hear from God
  3. Misconceiving the nature of our heavenly Father and His intent for us


Our failure to hear God has its deepest roots in a failure to understand, accept, and grow into conversational relationship with God.

Guidelines for hearing from God–it is two way!

  1. Love God with all our being–our communion provides context for communication
  2. Mere humans can talk with God, i.e. Moses, Elijah, David, Peter, Paul, Jesus. there is a “humble arrogance” in the question, “Who, me, Lord?” His communication with us doesn’t make us important.
  3. Hearing God doesn’t make us righteous. The infallibility of the Messenger and the message does not guarantee the infallibility of our reception.


From Eat This Book by Eugene Peterson

 Lectio divina is a way of reading Scriptures that is congruent with the way Scriptures serve the Christian community as a way of God’s revelation of Himself to us. To discipline us into appropriate ways of understanding and receiving this text so that it is formative for the way we live our lives, not merely making an impression on our minds and feelings. It intends the reading of Scripture to be a permeation of our lives by the revelation of God.

Reading the Bible, if we do not do it rightly, can get us into a lot of trouble. For one, we’ll use it ignorantly, endangering our lives as well as those around us. Secondly, intoxicated with power, we’ll use it ruthlessly and violently.

Caveat Lector. Reader beware. It’s not ours to do with as we please. It is God’s to reveal to us as He pleases. Luke 10:26 says, “How do you read?” not “What do you read?” It’s not a problem of what we read, but how we read it. The scholar wants to dissect and analyze, depersonalizing God’s word. But they are words to be listened to, submitted to, obeyed, lived. Jesus tells a story instead of inviting him to a Bible study. Scripture can’t be handled by means of definition now, but only by participation. Jesus answers questions with invitations. He insists on participation. Live what you read. Read to live. Lectio Divina cultivates this personal, participatory attentiveness and thus trains us in the discipline of reading Scripture rightly.

It’s bringing dead words written to life–resurrection. Lectio Divina is the deliberate and intentional practice of making the transition from a kind of reading that treats and handles, however reverently, Jesus dead to a way of reading that frequents the company of friends who are listening to, accompanying, and following Jesus alike.

Words written are radically removed from their originating context, which is the living voice. The moment a word or sentence is written, it is detached from its origins and lands on the page as isolated as an artifact in a museum or a specimen in a laboratory. Now we can label it and define it. The less context we have, the more exact we can be. Context contaminates and interferes with precision. But not so with words. The more “in context” we are when language is used, the more likely we are to get it. The word spoken is immensely more rich than the word written. We do not read the Bible in order to reduce our lives to what is covenant to us or manageable by us–we want to get in on the great invisibles of the Trinity, the soaring adorations of the angels, the quirky cragginess of the prophets, and…Jesus.

“Let anyone with ears to hear listen!”

If we are to get the full force of the word, we need to recover its atmosphere of spokeness. Many times we find that mere words leave us empty, not taking root in our lives. Lectio Divina is the strenuous effort (formidable discipline) that the Christian community gives to rehydrating the Scriptures so that they are capable of holding their own original force and shape in the heat of the day, maintaining their contact long enough to get fused with or assimilated into our context, the world we inhabit, the clamor of voices in the daily weather and work in which we live. It is the task of Lectio Divina to get those words heard and listened to, words written in ink now written in blood.

A way of reading that guards against depersonalizing the text into an affair of questions and answers, definitions and dogmas. It abandons the attempt to take control of the text. A way of reading that intends the fusion of the entire biblical Story with my story. Living the text. Listening and responding. Joining. We recover the context. Lectio Divina is a way of reading that becomes a way of living.

Psalm 40:6 “Aznayim karith li”

The primary organ for receiving God’s revelation is not the eye that sees but the ear that hears–which means that all of our reading of Scripture must develop into a hearing of the word of God. Print technology, a wonderful thing in itself, has put millions and millions of Bibles in our hands, but unless these Bibles are embedded in the context of a personally speaking God, a prayerfully listening community, we who handle these Bibles are at special risk. If we reduce the Bible to a tool to be used, the tool builds up calluses on our hearts.


Lectio divina consists of:

  • Lectio (reading)
  • Meditatio (meditation)
  • Oratio (prayer)
  • Contemplatio (contemplation)


We hear before we read. We learn language via hearing. The written word has the potential to resurrect the speaking voice and listening ear, but it does not insist upon it. The word can just sit there on the page and be analyzed or admired or ignored. Just because we have read it doesn’t mean we have heard it. Just because we have looked the word up in our dictionary and have carefully cross-referenced it doesn’t guarantee that we have listened to and heard the voice of the living God.

Metaphor. If we don’t appreciate the way a metaphor works, we will never comprehend the meaning of the text (Rose of Sharon Song.2:1). If we assume “literal” is the only means to “serious” we are going to be in trouble much of the time. For a metaphor is literally a lie. Metaphor is a language that contains an “is” and an “is not,” held in irresolvable tension (Sondra Scheiners). It takes you to a deeper involvement, below the surface. If we suppress the “is” we kill the metaphor and end up with a mummified corpse of its meaning. If we suppress the “is not” we literalize the metaphor and end up with a junkyard of wrecked and rusted out words. Metaphor treated literally is simply absurd. But if we let it have its way with us, it pushes us to clarity at a different level. God’s action and presence among us is so beyond our comprehension that sober description and accurate definition are no longer functional ( a motive for metaphor). A metaphor is a word that bears a meaning beyond its naming function; the “beyond” extends and brightens our comprehension rather than confusing it. the language of metaphor demonstrates the interconnectedness of all words. This is “association” in mind mapping. That is why metaphor holds such a prominent place in Scripture, in which everything is in movement, finding its place in relation to the word that God speaks. Metaphor does not explain; it does not define; it draws us away from being outsiders, to being insiders, involved with all reality spoken into being by God’s word. We are residents in a home interpenetrated by Spirit–God’s, mine, yours. Each word draws us closer to where we come from. the word metaphor signals transcendence and encounter with the One who speaks everything into being. this is the kind of reading which Scripture, filled with metaphor, insists.


Meditation moves from the words of the text to the world of the text. The world of the text is far larger and more real than our minds and experience (Rom.11:33). Meditation is the aspect of spiritual reading that trains us to read Scripture as a connected, coherent whole, not a collection of inspired bits and pieces.

The Scriptures are the revelation of a personal, relational, incarnational God to actual communities of men and women with names in history. Meditation is the primary way in which we guard against the fragmentation of our Scripture reading into isolated oracles. It is the powerful employ of imagination in order to become friends with the text. It must not be confused with fancy or fantasy. It doesn’t make things up.

Rumination–letting the images and stories of the entire revelation penetrate our understanding. Fancy creates a new world for you; imagination gives you insight into the old world. No text can be understood out of its entire context. The most “entire” text is Jesus. Meditation discerns the connections and listens for the harmonies that come together in Jesus.

We meditate to become empathetic with the text.


The response to God of, “Oh, this has to do with ME!”

The foundational presupposition of all prayer is that God reveals Himself personally by means of language. The essential reality of prayer is that its source and character are entirely in God. The Scriptures, read and prayed, are our primary and normative access to God as He reveals Himself to us. Prayer detached from Scripture, from listening to God, disconnected from God’s word to us, short-circuits the relational language that is prayer.

Our primary shaping influence for prayer is Psalms and Jesus.

Prayer is engaging God. For most of us it takes years and years to exchange our dream world for the real world. Prayer is offering ourselves, just as we are, to God. Prayer is access to everything that God is for us: holiness, justice, mercy, forgiveness, sovereignty, blessing, vindication, salvation, love, majesty, glory.

Hebrews 7:25. This is the most important thing to know about prayer, not that we should pray or how we should pray but that Jesus is right now praying for us (Heb.4:16, Jn.17).

We come to be formed and defined not by the sum total of our experiences, but by the Father, Son, and Spirit to whom and by whom we pray.

God’s word reveals a reality so much bigger than our ego-centered world, that we aren’t expected to grasp it all at once. He is patient with us. Prayer is the way we work our way out of the cramped world of self into the self-denying but spacious world of God. It’s getting rid of self so we can be all soul-God-aware, God-dimensioned. Prayer is the process of getting use to God’s world, God’s reality as He made it. God never said it would be easy, but it’s the way things are–this is the way the world is, the way we are, the way God is. Do you want to live in the real world? This is it. God doesn’t reveal it to us by His word so we can know about it, He continues the revelation in us as we pray and participate in it. We pray what we read, working our lives into active participation.


Living the text. Becoming aware of the total surrounding context. To live the words in the presence of God.

If Lectio Divina is to have currency in the Christian community today, contemplation simply must be reclaimed as essential in all reading and living of Scripture. Not an option, but necessary.

The assumption underlying contemplation is that Word and life are at root the same thing. There is no word of God that God does not intend to be lived by us. All words are capable of being incarnated, because all words originate in the Word made flesh. Contemplatives look around and within for the foot that fits the footprint (Scripture).

Contemplatio, unlike the other three, is not something we self-consciously do; it happens, it is a gift, it is something to which we are receptive and obedient. Infused. You can’t produce it. You can only be ready and prepare for it. Relax, rest, and receive.

Lectio divina is not a methodical technique for reading the Bible. It is a cultivated, developed habit of living the text in Jesus’ name. This is the way, the only way, that the Holy Scriptures become formative in the Christian church and become salt and leaven in the world.

It’s amazing how many ways we devise for using the Bible to avoid a believing obedience.

2.26.15–>”Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing”

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James 4:8 

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

I remember a preacher mentioning the above quote by Soren Kierkegaard in a sermon years ago. He opened my eyes to the truth that to be in pure in heart is deeper than simply not thinking mean or naughty thoughts, though that may be a result. (For us dudes, it usually gets reduced to pride in the fact that we didn’t fantasize about our barista this morning or some other ridiculous equivalent.)

But this idea that purity of heart is to be single-minded seems to be a much more authentic, rich, and accurate description does it not? To be centered on a single focus is purity, and it permeates all of life the more concentrated it is. You can still screw up and be pure in heart.

If the focus of your life is loving God, truly, seriously, then it will radiate out through your life and affect the way you live and love. The more and more you become motivated solely by the love of God, the more compassionate, thoughtful, patient, joyful, peaceful faithful, self-controlled person you will become. You will stumble, no doubt, but you will get back up for love of God.

Remember, a double-minded person is unstable in all their ways, James 1:8 tells us. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do as it says in the NLT. To have a split focus is horrendous and unhealthy. If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there as you meander through life not knowing what you want.

Imagine how nice it would be to know what you want and to be singularly focused on that. What if all you really deeply cared about was loving God? That nothing moved you in life more than being close to Jesus and in union with the Holy Spirit. Think of how freeing it would be. How unoffended you’d be at so much the world throws at you because you’re so lasered in on loving God and living in His unconditional love of you in every aspect of life. Perhaps this is a little glimpse into what Jesus had in mind when He proclaimed, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” Because they are singly focused on seeing Him everywhere, in everything, and in every person. Crap still hits the fan, but you see God even in the midst of the crapstorm. Your eyes stay on Jesus no matter what is happening around you or to you.

Purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Which must mean that when your heart is pure, you will be single-minded. To purify your heart is to tunnel your vision down to the one thing needed–loving God via paying attention to Him at all times.

Today I rewrote my life mission statement as follows:

To be single-mindedly focused on the present moment, listening for God and what He may be offering in it.

So my old one, if anyone needs one and wants to take it, was:

To be single-mindedly focused on God and doing His will in everything, distracted by nothing.

In the Name of Jesus,
Soli Deo Gloria

2.25.15–>”Working With Dreams”


After the Magi had gone, suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “and take the child, and his mother, and hurry off to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to hunt for the child, to kill him.”  Matthew 2:13

Dreams are interesting.This topic has come up with a few people recently, as well as in some of my reading. We don’t discuss this much nor really know much of what to do with dreams or nightmares. At least I don’t. I’ve not been certified in Dreamology of any kind….YET.God has spoken through dreams in the past, and still does. “Dreams can be regarded as a tool of God to help us notice what needs attention in our inner and outer life.” With significant dreams, it may be good to search out what your dream may be asking or saying.

So, for those of you interested, here’s some of what I’ve come across recently that is intriguing and, hopefully, even helpful to some:

A method to start working with dreams (TTAQ):
  • TITLE – Give your dream a title. Let it come to you spontaneously or ask yourself, “What title does this dream want itself to have?”
  • THEME – State the major themes or issues which surface in the dream. If more than one, note them in sequence.
  • AFFECT – What was the dominant feeling or emotional energy experienced during the dream? If there was a sequence of feelings, state them in a sequence.
  • QUESTION – What questions is the dream asking of me? What is the dream trying to help me become conscious of?
Key points about dreams:
  • We all dream, but many do not recall dreams in any detail.
  • Most dreams are symbolic and invite questions rather than giving answers; rarely will a dream be predicitve.
  • Dreams operate at several levels. People who appear in our dreams usually represent parts of ourselves, rather than saying something about actual people whom we might know in our conscious life.
  • Generally, nightmares are simply trying to draw attention to something we are ignoring. If we face the ‘terror’ we often find that it represents part of our emotional life trying to find expression, and the nightmares cease. The exception is a nightmare with literal content–like a constant frightening replay of an actual event. These are more likely to be connected to trauma and have to be handled differently, usually with the help of a counsellor or psychotherapist.

In the Name of Jesus,
Soli Deo Gloria

2.24.15–>”A Better Hope”


Hebrews 7:18-19

What is happening here is that the previous commandment is being set aside. It was, after all, weak and useless; the law brought nothing to perfection, did it? Instead, what appears is a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

The old covenant of law and priesthood simply could not and did not bring about God’s ultimate relational aim for His people.With Jesus as High Priest forever, from whom life can never be taken, God introduces a better hope –a means to achieve His desired aim for relationship with His people–since we are offered a perpetual basis for drawing near to God.

Jesus is the way to nearness with God. For Jesus has gone and been where no human has gone and been. He has accomplished what no human has or can accomplish. What no system can accomplish.

The old way has been annulled. Jesus is the law, priest forever, and the temple.

Seeking God through any other means is futile, whether we know it or not. If you’re seeking God through means other than the One He provided to connect you directly to Him, then you are wasting your time and spinning your wheels in weak, useless, ineffective efforts.

It’s kinda like if you have close friends who live in Japan, and because they want to see and be with you all the time, they buy you a “Forever” plane ticket (it’s like a forever stamp, get it?), so that you can come out to visit any time you want. But instead of using this generous means they provided, you elect to take the much more efficient and effective route of hitchhiking to California and swimming across the Pacific.

In the Name of Jesus,
Soli Deo Gloria

2.23.15–>”I Can’t Believe People Go To The Bathroom At Halftime!”


I took Gabriela on a daddy date last nite to the Pacer game. Long story on why we went to a Pacer game. That’s not important. But what was important and wonderful was the precious cuteness of Gabriela witnessing the amazing halftime show performance by the Sandou Trio Russian Bar. Two guys and a girl. The guys strategically hold this very bendy bar, and the girl does some of the most amazing feats jumping from the bar, doing flips at leads 10 feet in the air and all manner of craziness before landing back on the bar with sickening balance. I was going crazy myself, close to embarrassing us both with insane applause and yelling.

And Gabriela at some point notices how many seats were empty and saw more people leaving. “Why are so many people leaving, daddy?” “Well, people come to see the basketball game, so at halftime when the players aren’t playing, people go to the bathroom and get a drink.” “I can’t believe people go to the bathroom at halftime and miss this!!!” She was incredulous. It was fantastic. I couldn’t blame her. The Russian Trio show was approximately 350 million times more interesting than NBA basketball and required at least 7,000 times the talent of throwing a ball through a ring with a net attached to it.

The spiritual metaphor here is pretty obvious, I’m sure. We typically tune out when life is most interesting and meaningful. We think the football game, Netflix, or career is so important and worthy of our fullest attention. Meanwhile, we tune out our kids trying to tell us about some story they made up with their God-given and magnificent imagination. Or our parents telling us something for the 400th time because they feel so safe and comfortable with us to do so. Or some stranger who just wants to be listened to as they talk crazy with us for a minute in the check-out lane.

Maybe we’re missing the awesome halftime show. Maybe that is much better and more meaningful than the game we’re watching so intently.

In the Name of Jesus,
Soli Deo Gloria

2.22.15–>”Some of Guthrie’s Commentary on Hebrews 6:13-20″

God’s oath-making provides believers with a superior basis for stability in life.

God says that life is more than what can be seen immediately, and He offers us a wealth of spiritual resources to be found in relation to Jesus Christ. Those spiritual resources are accessed as we trust God’s word and build our lives on it. His “oaths” help us to see beyond our limitations to His limitless power and provisions. Encouragement comes from knowing we play a part in a life both full of meaning and lasting. Thus our current circumstances can never adequately define who we are or what we are about.

Our souls are ever attempting to anchor our lives, to catch hold of something outside ourselves that will transform our detached existence to a state of stability.

2.21.15–>”Participate In What Already Is”


Hebrews 6:13-20 

And so in this way Abraham, after much patience, obtained the promise.

After much patience.

Those in the Bible who were part of something monumental that YHWH accomplished were generally required to be people of much patience.

God’s gonna do what God’s gonna do. He’s gonna accomplish His will and plan, ultimately, with or without our cooperation. So why not just cooperate? And this cooperation necessitates our waiting on the Lord for His perfect timing, rather than trying to make things happen from a place of our own impatience.

I’m learning this patience in the form of not pushing so hard for anything, but rather attuning to what God is already doing, as well as listening intently for what He would have me to do to participate in His working. I don’t have to do anything to make God’s plans go forward, but I sure can be a part of them. And that, is pretty awesome. I’m not so foolish to believe that if I don’t do everything just right that God’s plan for the cosmos is gonna fall apart in an epic fail. Or that He can’t raise up the rocks in the crevices of my street, Norwaldo Avenue, to do His will and complete His plans if He so chooses. And then I would be so jealous that these road pebbles did more with their lives than I did!

I’m taking Gaby to the Pacer game tonite. We’re so excited to participate in this event together. Yet there’s no pressure on us to make the event happen. Oh if we don’t show up on time they may not play! Or what if we don’t cheer the whole time? The game may be cancelled or ended early! Foolishness! The game is going to happen at 6:00 tonite whether we show up, buy drinks, cheer, or even watch the game while we’re there. But someone gave us the tickets, so why not just go and participate in order to be a part of the festivities and enjoy the game that will no doubt be going on anyway?

Wait on the Lord. Settle down. Listen to hear what He is doing and what He has lined up for you. Don’t rush things, but listen with a patient urgency, if you will. Perhaps He is preparing you for something down the road, even decades down the road like many in the Bible. In the meantime, stay faithful in those here and now little things right in front of you. Love God, love your family, love yourself, love everyone in your path. We don’t ever stop doing these things. And we never stop doing them with patience, trusting that our good God is up to way more than we can comprehend.

This passage grants me much peace today. God cannot lie (Numbers 23:19), and He will fulfill all of His promises, even if I fail. We have this hope like an anchor, secure, solid, and penetrating into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone in ahead of us and on our behalf, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek (v.19).

Listen to God and participate accordingly?


Try to make everything happen.

The choice is yours.

The choice is easy.

If you ask me.

In the Name of Jesus,
Soli Deo Gloria