When we focus only on our needs, all we see are our needs, and we miss others needs. When we focus only on ourselves, we miss seeing blessings, and we miss being a blessing. When we focus only on our abilities, we miss the ability to see beyond our abilities to see God’s abilities. When we focus only on our flesh, coddling the flesh, wanting the flesh to save, we miss The Savior. When weRead more →
Some Christians are sadly prone to look on the dark side of everything, and to dwell more upon what they have gone through than upon what God has done for them—C.H. Spurgeon (updated by Alistair Begg) Which side do you choose? Sharon Jaynes wrote a wonderful article on this subject — Remembering to Forget. www.lisabuffaloe.comRead more →
I was eighteen, in a hospital, and left alone with a male radiation technician. I was put in a horrific situation which was witnessed by someone else who walked in the room. I still see the young man’s shocked expression. Time froze as our eyes met, and he left before being seen by the technician. To cope, I locked the door on that memory. Locked so tight, it’s not listed on my bio.
Yesterday evening the scene replayed, and I was faced with a choice. Would I allow the tail-spin, the heavy cloak of emotions, and the mental wound examination? I didn’t want to go there. I want to always walk in freedom. I tried to read God’s word looking for answers, but sometimes even focusing on the word is tough.
For several weeks, our Saturday morning prayer group “camped out” in 2 Corinthians 10:3-6. “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.”Read more →
We all have them. Those thoughts that awaken us in the night or make us cringe in the light of day. They usually come out of thin air, at the worst times, and send our minds whirling. 2 Corinthians 10:5 advises us to “…demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV). However, once we take them prisoner, what do we do with them? They continue to torment us from behind their jail bars.Read more →
I’ve had some interesting dreams the last several weeks. Each one left me with points to ponder and lessons learned. Both dreams took place in medieval times. The enemy was out there “somewhere” and our soldiers went out to search. I stayed behind, and there in the darkness, I saw the enemy’s evil, bloody face. Without help and unarmed, I used the only thing available — silverware. Silverware? I woke wondering where was my “Sword of the Spirit” and why on earth did everyone split up?Read more →