We are required to put a little “sweat equity” into this walk of faith. Sometimes this journey is harrowing, fraught with impossibilities – but that’s where God comes in.
The vision needs a welcome.
The Kingdom of God isn’t at all as it seems to be.
In this “line of work” there is little we can do to prepare for the unseen as what is unseen here is far beyond what we can imagine. Someone coined the phrase, “where truth is stranger than fiction” when trying to describe the challenges we face on the continent of Africa.
Colossians 3:23 “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.”
The moment any of us think outside of the realm of ourselves, we will quickly find the extraordinary taking place in our lives.
Our service to people isn’t based on their merits or their appreciation of our call to serve God.
When I was a teenager, my mother would often send me to the neighborhood grocery store for a gallon of milk. She would ask me in the afternoon after I had gotten back from school. Since this was in my pre-drivers license days, I would get on my bicycle and peddle the 10 minutes toContinue reading “Of Milk and Bicycles”
If we want the results of the early church, we have to do what the early church did to get those results.
Yes, I’ve been guilty of chasing donkeys – things that I think would “enhance” or in some way speed up the process of what we’re doing. The problem was, however, in chasing those donkeys I got sidetracked and my progress was hindered.