Drawing Near: I Am a Christian

“A wide door for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” 1 Corinthians 16:9, Nasb Loving Father in heaven, They said they were Christians. And instantaneously, their lives were silenced like a symphony that ceases in the midst. Some of them were my children’s ages–with lives full of promise and lots of living left to do. Why, oh God? Why are they gone while evil abounds? I am a Christian. If I had a gun pointed at me, would I have courage to […]

Words

“Hear my prayer, O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth.” Ps. 54:2, NASB Lord, sometimes words wait I am still. Inside I weep… Longing for Your touch.   Tenderly You help Words escape. You listen, soothe Peace washes over.   Slowly words form, flow, Clarify. Leaning, hoping, I know You’ll guide me.   Though pain aches, fear grips You hold me. Whispering words Of encouragement.   Intimately You Understand. I rest. You’re near. Speaking words … stretching?   You plant words, questions […]

What Are You Waiting For?

“I will give Thee thanks forever, because Thou hast done it, And I will wait on Thy name, for it is good, in the presence of Thy godly ones.” Ps. 52:9, NASB Curiously, audibly, I questioned the Lord, “What does it mean to ‘wait on Your name?’” Waiting. The Bible contains countless verses instructing us to wait, yet this world encourages the complete opposite. While we don’t need to wonder which way yields success, we do need to learn the discipline of waiting. A quick search […]