As I was reading about Jesus’ first miracle, that of turning water into wine at a wedding in Cana, I was struck by how John mentions that after Jesus revealed his glory this way, “his disciples put their faith in him.” It is true that Jesus’ miracles showed his power [...]


Prayerful Gratitude

We know from Scripture how much God dislikes grumbling. Grumbling essentially says that we do not believe God is at work in our lives creating good.  Faith on the other hand supplants grumbling.  Hebrews 11:1 says,  “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”   [...]


Can you hear God’s call?

Today I was reminded of calling. In the book of Isaiah chapter 6 the prophet Isaiah is called by God and commissioned to use his voice to speak to God’s people. He must share the message of imminent ruin, necessary repentance, and future restoration. When God summons the prophet and [...]


Truth & Grace

As Christians, I think we sometimes act as though Truth and Grace are incompatible. Perhaps our sense of injustice and desire to share God’s Truth make us incapable, or reluctant to do so in a spirit of Grace. Some truth-oriented believers study the Scriptures and use their knowledge [...]


The Struggle to be Still

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God, I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 Life has seasons. As the writer of Ecclesiastes reasons, there are periods in life when we inevitably focus on different activates. He rightly states, there is “a time [...]