Category Archives: God’s Guidance

Still Discovering My Vocation

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Discovering my vocation has been like following my iPhone when I don’t know where I’m going. It tells me the next turn, and only the next turn, on a need to know basis. God only knows – and I mean … Continue reading

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What a Bizarre Bible Story Teaches us about God’s Word

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Has anyone ever advised you that God had informed them that you should do or stop doing something in particular? If it’s advice that you have asked for from a trustworthy Christian friend, that kind of input may be helpful. … Continue reading

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Overcoming Opposition – Part 2

How does one overcome opposition?  The book of Nehemiah is a study in pursuing a goal and conquering every challenge in the way.  We can learn from him.  Last time we saw that Nehemiah overcame emotional and physical opposition.  Today … Continue reading

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God is Active in Your Life…Whether You Know it or Not

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The book of Esther is one of the best reads in the Bible.  If you haven’t read it, I highly encourage it.  The book never mentions God,  prayer, or any overtly religious practice, yet it tells a story that can … Continue reading

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Who is Well Represented in your Church?

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What are the odds that two bikers traveling east on a bike path will pass two bikers heading west at the exact moment that they both intersect with two walkers? Because I can find a spiritual application in just about anything, that and several similar scenarios during … Continue reading

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Applying God’s Ancient Promises Today

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God promised Abraham a nation and the Promised Land.  He delivered. God assured Moses that Pharaoh would let his people go.  So it happened. The prophet Samuel, at God’s command, anointed a shepherd boy king of Israel.  David became Israel’s greatest king and … Continue reading

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Life: Solving a Puzzle or Creating a Masterpiece?

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The future lies before me in the form of puzzle pieces. Goals.  Skills.  Passion.  Experience.  Gifting.  Opportunities.  Dreams.  Resources. Faith.  Kingdom of God.  Power.  Following Jesus.  Hope. Family.  Finances.  Commitments.  Constraints.  Perceptions. Markets.  Ideas.  Service.  Potential.  World.  Needs. Fear.  Oops.  Toss that piece off … Continue reading

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Does God Promise Clarity?

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“Lord, please give me clarity…” I’ve prayed that prayer quite a lot lately reasoning that if I am sure of God’s leading I can step forward in confidence. However, in a recent discussion with my daughter about my desire for clarity, she said, “I’m … Continue reading

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“I Drive”

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“I drive,” says our grandson as he gleefully establishes himself behind the wheel.  Never mind that he’s two years old and can’t even reach the gas pedal.  I imagine him thinking, “How hard can this be?”  The poor guy is devastated when we plunk … Continue reading

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God’s Will for You

Be joyful always… Really?  Even when it’s a cruddy rainy day or when I feel anxious or overwhelmed?  What about when I simply have too much to do? Yes, really, “…for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” …pray continually… How … Continue reading

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