From DumbSheepDave Biblical wisdom is not human wisdom. Biblical wisdom causes me to be distrustful of my own wisdom to find happiness. Biblical wisdom is believing that I have no wisdom worth leaning on, but that Jesus does. Biblical wisdom causes me to ASK Jesus about everything, and THANK Jesus about everything just as it is, … Continue reading Biblical Wisdom is not Human Wisdom
This is the second of the letters William Romaine wrote to Mrs. B. Even more so than the first, this letter hits me every time I read it. Probably because Mrs. B's case has so often been my own. I know firsthand the anxious fears, the puzzling doubts, and the spiritual distress that comes from … Continue reading The Lesson of the Lord: A Letter To Mrs. B. Part II
Happiness is, being curious, expectant, to see what Jesus does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances, resting in His total sovereignty over every detail of my life and others’ lives, so all problems I face are His problems, and His job to solve, leaving me free to enjoy everything, just as it is, as dysfunctional as … Continue reading Happiness is…
How shall we remedy our wandering thoughts in prayer? 1. We must wait upon God for the power of his grace. As long as his love and grace are powerful in us, we are kept in a lively, heavenly frame. As this abates, the soul swerves, and returns to vanity and sin. 2. Meditate upon … Continue reading 8 Ways To Fight Distraction in Prayer
Imagine the scene with me. David. King of Israel by God's own decree. Given God's promise of great future blessings and the eternal endurance of his kingdom. Known as the man after God's own heart. The shepherd of Israel. And now here he is. On the run from his very own son who has claimed … Continue reading Blogging The Psalms: On The Run With David in Psalm 3
In a faraway time, when I was a freshman in college, the leader of the campus ministry I was attending gave me some scanned pages to take back to my dorm and read- as if I didn't have enough reading to do. The pages were two letters to a Mrs. B. taken from the Select Letters … Continue reading Look Away From Your Faith: A Letter To Mrs. B.
Remember this, that your life is short, your duties many, your assistance great, and your reward sure; therefore faint not, hold on and hold up, in ways of well-doing, and heaven shall make amends for all. -Thomas Brooks