I approach a place that is no place I enter a time that knows no hour Lord, may I rest at your feet, Content, secure, at peace. “AND WHAT IF I ASK YOU TO RISE?” Lord, I will rise again.
See how it burns, yet is not consumed! The burning bush that grabbed Moses’ attention in the desert of Horeb [Exodus 3: 3-4] is a metaphor for Christian testimony. Here was Moses just minding his own business tending sheep in the back of the desert when this instance of spontaneous combustion occurred. How are we like that burning bush?
Is it possible to measure faith? Yes, although we may only do so for our self and not for anyone else. The example of Paul and Silas, chained in a Phillipian prison provides a wonderful foundation for understanding how faith may be “quantified.”
The underpinnings of the earth are loosening, both literally and figuratively. No one knows the extent to which the world will be shaken by the events in Japan and across the globe.
Even so, the absolute proof of the grace of God is the perfect peace He gives His children. Our sea remains calm. Our hearts remain joyful. Our God is on His throne and His foundations will never experience even so much as a hairline crack.
Paul said that he was overpowered, subdued, and held as in a vise by “the love of Christ.” Very few of us really know what it means to be held in the grip of the love of God. We tend so often to be controlled simply by our own experience.
Christians pursuing relationship with Jesus Christ are frequently confused by the concepts of walking with Jesus, being in the Spirit, or being one with the Lord.
The more we work at it the muddier the water becomes. What does it look like to live when committed to “Thy will, not mine”? Is there a simpler way to understand this supernatural relationship?
The definition of reining horses, who compete at breakneck speeds doing spins and slides, are horses who are “willingly guided.” That means the horse performs amazing physical feats with no visible guiding hand from its rider. The link between Christians and Reining horses is the same, a willingness to be guided by the Trainer’s hand.
Each of us at one time or another has wondered, “Why is it that a person who is not walking as faithfully to the gospel as another appears to be equally blessed?” Even Simon Peter fell into the trap of making comparisons and trying to establish a hierarchy of allegiance to Christ.
“But what about him, Lord?”
Jesus responded sharply to Peter, “What is it to you?” Jesus told Peter to remain focused on Himself and to leave John and others to their own walk.