Experience is a hard teacher…

After counseling a friend about death, officiating a funeral, and visiting with family at the sudden death of my cousin’s son, it is helpful on the Monday after to turn to the Psalms and be reminded…

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Is the basis of the counsel…

Is the counsel you receive based upon and steeped in the words of men (the shifting winds of modern ideas) or on the timeless truths of the Bible? Who is your mentor, coach or discipler listening to?

“It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools.” Eccles. 7.5, ESV

God’s wisdom is from above, not so much from beside.

‭ “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim 3:16-17‬ ‭ESV‬‬

“Heaven and earth will pass away,…

… but my words will not pass away.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭24:35‬ 

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Thankfulness

Being grateful is a key to rejoicing…

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The Path

One helpful “path” to rejoicing in peace is Bible Meditation.

Click here to learn more and begin soaking slowly in Scripture that informs your prayer.

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Awe revisited

The wind and rain slowly eroded this volcano after it stopped erupting. Geologists estimate it may have stood at 15,000 feet at its peak, today it is 10,000+. The crater is enormous, at 2 x 7 miles. This view taught me deeply about ‘awe.’

This mountain of rock wears away like all things on earth.

But, fellow disciple…

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” ‭‭- Jesus (Matthew‬ ‭24:35‬)

Press on in faith!

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Shining face? Reflection?

After Moses met with God, his face was shining… I’d imagine that is was not like a sunburn, but like the sun itself…

But maybe the sun itself is a reach, illustration wide… too much…

perhaps it was more like the moon, because the moon reflects the sun… shining brighter than the city lights!

At any rate, here’s the question: When we meet with God, are we leaving that conversation as a bright reflection of him?

May each of us reflect his love and grace in myriad ways.

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Words for prayer…

“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!” Psalms‬ ‭139:23-24‬ ‭ESV‬‬

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