This past week a cyclone hit the coast of Africa mostly affecting Mozambique and Zimbabwe. So far, according to reports,
The moment any of us think outside of the realm of ourselves, we will quickly find the extraordinary taking place in our lives.
It turns out that the old adage we have heard is true – you get what you pay for.
Have you ever wondered how someone could question your motives? Felt as if all you do is spend your time trying to prove yourself?
Like the original 12 disciples of Jesus, most of us look forward to the New Year as a star, leading us into a better year than the last, a time to bury past failures.
I woke up facing lots of choices today: whether or not to ignore my alarm, whether or not I’m going to wear my glasses, brush my teeth, the list goes on. Some of those choices I don’t consider choices unless I think about them. i wouldn’t imagine going the day without brushing my teeth or wearing my glasses (or contacts). Not choosing them would have more negative than positive consequences for sure. “IIsaiah 58:6a NASB “is this not the fast which I choose…” Usually in reading the above verse about fasting, I go on and read the description of what happens when I fast. But I was stopped in my tracks this morning when I read the first few words: “Is this not the fast which I choose…” Fasting this time of year is nothing new to me. We have had a first-of-year fast for all of our married lives. Every year, we discover our Father fresh and new when we fast.
I’ll do anything! Go anywhere for You God! Many of us have, at one time or another, uttered those words.