I am a little annoyed – okay, maybe I am a lot annoyed. Just yesterday we received our new phone book and they got our office address and phone number wrong. A month ago it would have been correct, but now that we have moved it is wrong. I could understand this mixup, except that weeks ago I made numerous calls and emails making sure that the editors and sales reps had all the correct information. After being assured and reassured that all had been changed I let it go and trusted that all would be well – until this morning.
|George Mueller, a man of prayer.|
Over the past year we have had car trouble, flapping house siding, a broken dishwasher, leaky pipes, faulty electrical lines, and on and on the list goes. It’s not enough just to live there. We need to keep moving forward with regular maintenance if we want to have a secure place to reside.
|Thanks for giving Abigail the front seat, John-Keith!|
Everyone wants to be somebody special. We want to be noticed, appreciated, and lauded for our abilities and insights. We want our lives to make a difference to those around us and leave a legacy that will live long after we are gone from this earth. Often we will go to great lengths striving to attain this prominent place in the world.
|A beautiful view from our Summer 2014 vacation.|
When was the last time you were filled with awe? In this world of reckless motion and activity, the opportunity to experience that overwhelming feeling of wonderment and appreciation for God and His power seem to have gotten lost.
These messengers were given power from God’s Spirit Who endowed them with boldness to speak while convicting the hearers of their sin, God’s righteousness, and His judgment.
God spared their lives, though they suffered a severe beating for their obedience. Strangely enough, in the midst of their physical pain, their hearts were happy. They went on their way rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for the name of Jesus and they kept on preaching and teaching.