When God moves, He moves quickly. Say “YES” and move with Him!

Olympics Day 9 - AthleticsWhen God moves, He moves quickly. There’s no time to hang back, drag our heels, or think that He’s going to take a number in our “waiting room” while we “work out our stuff.”  He’s NOT waiting…he’s MOVING! We’re invited to go with Him; to “set out” at His command, just like the children of Israel set out when the cloud lifted. Continue reading

“The Road of LIFE,” by Barbara Brown

BEST - Barbara Taylor aug 2012 011 croppedAt first, I saw God as my observer—my judge—keeping track of the things I did wrong, so as to know whether I merited heaven or hell when I die. He was sort of out there, like a president. I recognized His picture when I saw it, but I didn’t really know Him!

But later on, when I met Christ, it seemed as though life were rather like a bike ride, but it was a tandem bike, and I noticed that Christ was in back, helping me pedal. I don’t know just when it was that He suggested we trade places, but life hasn’t been the same since. Continue reading

“The Presence of the Lord” is NOT a figure of speech

The Apostle Paul was not using a figure of speech, or a form of symbolic writing in the following excerpt from his first letter to the Thessalonians:

“…to establish your hearts unblamable in holiness in front of our God and Father, in the presence of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. (1 Thessalonians 3:13) Continue reading