Free to Come to The Father


"Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus"  Hebrews 10:19 I think see our relationship with God like this: Imagine the president of the United States is in the oval office. The Secretary of State is setting in a high back chair across from him. In … Continue reading Free to Come to The Father

Letting God Transform You on The Journey


Jacob had two major God encounters that helped to bookend nearly twenty years of transformation in his life. He left home, after stealing the inheritance and the blessing that was to be his brothers.; On his way to distant relatives he found himself in his first major encounter with God. Being the son of Isaac … Continue reading Letting God Transform You on The Journey

Freedom in Resurrection Hope


Hebrews 11:17-19 Abraham believed in God's power to preserve or bring back the hope and promise of his son Isaac from the dead. Abraham was free to trust God, because of his deep faith. We who follow Christ hold to the resurrection hope found through Jesus overcoming the death of the cross on Easter Sunday. … Continue reading Freedom in Resurrection Hope

Faith in Waiting


Hebrews 11:9 (NIV) 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. Imagine getting a promise of a new house or a new car, and then being told … Continue reading Faith in Waiting

Big Picture Faith


Hebrews 11:8 (NIV) " By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going." I am sure that if you ask most wives they would say most men like to go places that the "don't … Continue reading Big Picture Faith

Disturb us Lord, For Sometimes We Need It


In 1577, Francis Drake set out on behalf of England.  History reminds us that England and Spain were at odds, and leading into war.  Drake like many others became a sea captain, who attacked the Spanish Main, to give the gold to the coffers of England.  It was part of the overall military strategy of … Continue reading Disturb us Lord, For Sometimes We Need It

The God of Perfect Answers


(James 1.16-18) We sing the chorus "God Is So Good," and praise Him saying 'He's so good to me.'.  Yet, when situations to come into our lives that are hard, we don't often find ourselves saying 'praise God for this trial.'  Sometimes we pray to God to get the job we just know is right for us, but it doesn't come.  … Continue reading The God of Perfect Answers