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Me and My Big Mouth

Do you talk a lot when you pray? You know, telling God all the stuff he needs to know and do for you to get stuff done. I’ve been reading Deitrich Bonhoeffer’s book “Life Together” which has convicted my pants off about shutting up and listening a little bit when I enter into prayer. What about letting…

What do you stand here idle all day?

Western Christians are works-driven more than grace-driven. Our churches, while they preach grace, are constantly creating programs to do more when they should be equipping us to dwell boldly in our own personal worlds. And as individuals, when we feel distant from the Lord our first response is to do something -more bible study, more…

Do you believe I am able to do this?

“I GOT THIS”. That’s what I declare when things aren’t going as planned. I devise a plan to get back on track and everybody better step back or get in line. That seems to always be my first response no matter how hard I’m trusting Jesus. Then I either solve the problem myself and praise my…

What do you have?

You know when Jesus told Matthew to follow him all he said was “follow me”. He told Peter “follow me”. It appears there or no prerequisites or interviews to find out if you’re worthy to follow Jesus. Then one day the disciples had the bright idea to send 5000 people away from Jesus to find…

What do you want?

The mother of James and John kneeled before Jesus to ask for something to which Jesus responded, “What do you want?” I bet it’s interesting for Jesus to hear what we want; because it’s my experience it’s not what I really need or what I get. James and John were willing to do whatever it took…