Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! (Psalm 139.23-24 ESV) This is a great prayer. No matter what I’m going through, this is a fitting prayer. And isn’t it interesting that [...]
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So this morning I woke up and decided I needed to get out of the house to go for a walk. I drove to the Struble Trail. On the way there I heard on the radio that it was 16 degrees…pretty chilly. I walked for awhile, meeting up with an older gentleman and his yellow [...]
God, I need you so much that I don’t even realize how much I need you.
Fill me with your holiness, To the point of overflowing, Satisfied with nothing less, Indwelt sin overthrowing, Rescued from my deep distress, Reaping where your Spirit’s sowing.
Forgive me, O Lord, for being so distant. You, O God, are so patient. Forgive my subtle independence. I need you. I need you like the plant needs rain. I need you to break my self-forged chains. I need you to revive me again. I need you. I need you like the plant needs [...]
…what is it? I’ve been pondering that question a lot recently. Communion with my Redeemer is the first thing that comes to mind. Intimacy must be maintained through communication. If I stopped talking to Michelle, our relationship would wither. If I stopped telling her I loved her, she might begin to question if I do. [...]
So last night, I was working on the house. I took a break, and Michelle asked if I’d called my dad recently. I replied that I have not. She said I probably should. I did not. I was too busy. Well, it turns out that she perceived something I did not. My dad was hospitalized [...]
I want to be an intercessor. I want to join my God in the privilege of praying for others. And when it comes to interceding, it is imperative that I listen. I must be listening to the person I’m praying for, listening not just to their words, but to the heart from which those words [...]
Last night, a few of us met with our pastors to continue a conversation we’ve been having regarding house churches and church plants. And during one of our times of prayer, our pastor Phil prayed this wonderful prayer. “Lord, help us see this is not about us building our kingdom. It’s about being yielded vessels [...]
Michelle and I have many friends in Coatesville. She works right in the heart of the city. And I work just outside the city. We were in Coatesville last night sharing a meal and helping our friends with some work around their house. There is a lot of fear and anger in the city right now. [...]