It’s been some tough and crazy times around here lately and this morning I focused on Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know I am God”. In my study I also went to Mark 4:39 where Jesus was awakened by his frightened disciples while sleeping on a boat during a terrible storm. Jesus awoke after a very long day which had caused them to move to the boat to recharge…..”Peace, be still!” The rain and wind stopped and it was immediately calm.
God is our refuge….stop and just listen.
People are struggling and they need help, but you still must have order to optimize your effort in the midst of chaos. We are naturally motivated to see a problem and want to fix it. That’s a good thing. If you can take that motivation and filter it into an organized system, an even greater result will occur even among chaotic times.
Insist upon accountability, but keep doing the work!
The recent resignation of Bill Hybels, Founder of Willow Creek Community Church outside of Chicago, has rocked the evangelical world. There are plenty of reasons for anger, distrust, etc. but as the dust settles, it should be a call to action for all followers of Jesus to take a step back and insist on clear levels of accountability/transparency for all organizations they choose to join or support. (more…)
The journey as a Follower of Jesus continues…
The world around us is one of mixed messages, strife, anger, and concern. Constantly we hear people spin their points of view about events happening today and yet there is little conversation about a much more important concern…living today as a preparation for eternal life. An investment in Christ will provide a much larger return than any other investment that can be made on this earth. Jesus invested in us and it’s our calling to carry on His mission for others. (more…)