Ravens

1 Kings 17:6 The ravens brought (ELIJAH THE PROPHET) bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. I have met and dealt with some very unpleasant people in life, and particularly on the mission field.  With the exception of a few ‘missionaries’ themselves, it is easy to dismiss them as non believers, and walk away from them.  I usually […]

Intentional

Hebrews 4:12  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Lately the Lord is teaching me to be more intentional about seeking His will in my life, my family’s lives, and in […]

Complaining

Recently I was in a room, and a lady entered complaining about me.  It was nothing serious, but she was really embarrassed when she saw me.  I laughed, which made her more embarrassed. Philippians 2:14 New Living Translation Do everything without complaining and arguing, Complaining is bad.  It damages all of your relationships.  Even worse, […]

Provisions

Deuteronomy 8:4 New International Version Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. Lauren Cunninham once said, “God provided all the provisions of the Israelites in the desert.  Also, their shoes never wore out, nor their clothes.  Good thing they weren’t wearing white patent leather shoes and […]

Fulfill

Galatians 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. People want to feel fulfilled with their lives.  Many times conducting job interviews or interviewing people who want to come down and serve as missionaries, I asked them why they want to subject themselves to this torturous heat, ridiculously long hours, poor […]

Disciples

Matthew 28:19  New International Version Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, Jesus told us to go make disciples.  He didn’t tell us to go ‘save people’, because only Jesus can do that.   Discipleship is different from salvation.  In 1 Cor 11:1, Paul urged believers to follow him as he followed Christ. As […]