Do We Rejoice in What We Ought? (Luke 10:20)

When the people Jesus appointed returned with news of successful dealings with demons, Jesus instructed them not to rejoice in that, but in the fact that they were saved. This shows us that we need to focus more on the Blessor and not the blessing, more on the Healer and not the healing, more on the Provider and not the provision. (more…)

God’s Power

It pushes me to finish the tasks that I did not see not myself completing.
It rushes me through the finish line even though my feet are not fleeting.

It makes me strong in adversity, though muscle is what I lack.
It takes me through the valleys, over the mountaintops, and back.

It shows me exactly where to go and what route to take to arrive.
It knows me well enough to give me a detour just because I have to drive.

God’s power, God’s power, lifted up my Savior from the dead;
placing all power in His hands and a crown of victory on His head.

God’s power, God’s power, strengthens me when I acknowledge I’m weak;
providing the same power He gave the Son as long as His will is what I seek.

…But Give

Even though we were of no use to Him, He refused to use that as an excuse to not be a Savior to us. While we were His enemies He gave us a gift; something we would never be able to purchase because its depth is deeper than the life we see on the surface. All because His purpose, His love, His unending grace is the only thing that allows us to successfully run the race.

What? Don’t we understand that He gave us His sword and His shield, knowing that we are fickle at best in deciding which way to wield?

In spite of all the things that we are not He still made a way for us to accept that our sins He would blot, because His wounds He refused to clot, because His righteousness He refused to boastfully trot… but give.