Sheep, Wolf, Serpent, or Dove? (Mt 10:11-15)

March 17, 2009

Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.  15″Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of
Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city
.” (Matthew 10:11-15)

Innocent as a dove

Innocent as a dove

God’s sending of His Messiah was the greatest blessing that God had given the world since it turned against Him. Through Jesus we can have Life! He offers us true peace as we discussed yesterday. But this comes with a catch. God is restoring the world back to Him through us as His servants and as much is given to us, much is expected. Read the rest of this entry »

An Unmistakable Presence: Mission Trip Excerpt

January 23, 2009

(June 26th 2006 – Reynosa, Mexico)

Monday(later that day)

Covering Prayer room (2 days later/someone smartly added cushion)

Covering Prayer room (2 days later/someone smartly added cushion)

After lunch we began another ATL.  But this time I couldn’t hear the Spirit counseling me.  What a bummer.  And I knew what it meant.  I had seen in the morning session that those who didn’t hear  would get stuck in Covering Prayer.

Being obedient to God’s direction in our lives can be the hardest, yet most rewarding thing we ever do.  If you’re new to it, it’s extremely difficult to bend your own will to that of some invisible God.  In fact it really doesn’t get any easier to submit.  But over time you begin to see that God actually wants what’s best for you.  When you are obedient and follow Him, you’ll experience a far richer more blessed life than if you had gone your own way.  (Of course at this time, I was pretty new to this, so I had no idea what was about to happen next). Read the rest of this entry »