On Mission for Jesus

“Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.” John 4:35, NASB I know. I’ve written about this verse before. Yet I can’t resist sharing more. Do you, like me, read and wonder, Where? Where are the fields that are white for harvest? Most of the people I interact with are Christians. They’ve heard the Gospel, they profess Christianity, and they go to church. How are we supposed to reap when the fields we’re in already […]

Accomplishments Worth Noting

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us” Luke 1:1, NASB Don’t you love it when certain phrases pop off the pages of God’s Word? That happened to me this morning when I read Luke 1:1. I noticed how writers of long ago labored to record what was accomplished among them—not what they had accomplished. They set their hands to an awesome task: sharing what God did. Among them. I’m in love with a new verse. Perhaps this resonated […]

Not Good Enough? Me Either

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.—To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.—Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God.—I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in […]

Ministry Update: Snapshots of Nicaragua – Conclusion

“The LORD is there.” Ezekiel 48:35, NASB Dear Readers, Whew! I never expected to write three posts about my trip to Nicaragua. I even excluded some fabulous moments—it’s impossible to relay everything. I hope you’ll climb into a comfy chair and read this last segment concerning God’s awesome activities in a land far away… 3/25/17 – God is the Same The evening crusade in Managua was full of people … and mosquitos. As we listened to Pastor Barry preach from Acts 10, mosquitos swarmed around us. […]

When We Need Deliverance

“Water encompassed me to the point of death. The great deep engulfed me, Weeds were wrapped around my head. I descended to the roots of the mountains. The earth with its bars was around me forever, But Thou hast brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God.” Jonah 2:5-6 Each of us languish in different “pits” at various life stages. Yet God possesses an unfathomable power to deliver. He “is to us a God of deliverances” (Psalm 68:20). Let’s consider Jonah, a man who knew […]