230. Pray for the impossible

Don’t give up.  Our God specializes in things thought impossible.  Sing the song of Moses: “Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods?  Who is like You, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders? (Exodus 15) The immeasurable privilege to enter the throne room of the Most High God of the universe, by the Blood of Jesus, is unequaled on the list of human privileges that…

229. The pain-path becomes a praise-path

It could easily be misunderstood – praise and worship.  Why on earth should a person praise the Lord?  Does our sovereign, almighty, all-knowing, self-sufficient God need continuous praise and admiration?  Of course not!  He does not need any earthly words to execute his Will and Work.  His Word put creation in place.  How would the admiration of a mere mortal ever…

228.  Take your shoes off

A plan of action is a positive thought.  It is good to make a decision and then put together a few plans to implement the decision.  Is implies control over future events.  It is human.  We want to make sure things go smoothly.  It is strategic and anticipatory thinking – valuable in any workplace or personal challenge. But then the…

227. The Answer

The whole world demands answers! The questions are too many and too hard.  The responses to the bigger issues and so-called answers come fast and furious with confusion and violence in their wake.  The leaders contend with overwhelming appeals.  They reach out for earthly wisdom, established ideology and unproved snap-answers that are being forced on a confused population…

226.  Everything is under control

This old world van never hold me, any moment I’ll be gone.  I have made my consecration and I have my “wedding garments” on.   These are the words of an old song.  Our world feels timeworn and feeble.  Our planet is overweight  with desperation, destruction, and deprivation, hungry for relief and restoration and overwhelmed with burning issues aimed at…

225.  It  is Pentecost today

Today, this day is our birthday – the miraculous, joyous birth of the Church of Jesus Christ on the day of the Jewish Feast of Weeks just ten days after the Ascension of Jesus. When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.  And suddenly there came a sound from…

224. The grip of the terrible

My mind reels, horror overwhelms me; The twilight I longed for has been turned into fear and trembling for me. (Isaiah 21:4, Amp) What is going on in 2022 so far? I “see” sorrow, I hear of tragedy,  I “feel” the sharp sting of evil.  I can go further and “smell”  the death and destruction of another cruel war on the  European…

223.  Leading a “double” life

I know it sounds negative and ominous.  A double life is mostly associated with lies, trickery and pretext.  A spy would necessarily lead a double life, lying about his real intentions, identity, motives and goals, living in fear of being caught.  His success would depend on his own skills of deception.  Cheating on a spouse or partner implies a…

222.   The time in between

Time has character.  There are festive times, work times, play times, waiting times, desert-times, times of renewal, times of restoration and many more.  Every aspect of our lives is measured in time and could be described according to a manner of time. Surely the most significant and remarkable time in all history was the time between the…

221.  Stay, linger, stand still

[Passover 2022] It is that moment of silent shock.  Things are so different from what was expected.  The minutes are filled with uncertainty, disbelief and distress.  What now? Every year, at the time of the Passover (I prefer this name to Easter), I ask the Lord to teach me something new of the events that determined time and…