GLAD TO BE BACK

GLAD TO BE BACK

As I write this, I have been back at church a little over three weeks since completing my sabbatical. The time away was restful and refreshing both physically and spiritually. I am grateful to the church for having a sabbatical…

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Help us to see that love Your word does not mean we are sentimentally attache to the Bible, but that we deeply desire to obey it.

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You will do what You say You will do–All of it. Let that give us confidence, and also sober us.

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You “gave” Israel the Promised land, but then told them to go in and take it. Reveal to us what it is You have “given” us that we have yet to have the faith to take hold of.

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Help us to cherish unfettered nearness to You more than we desire either self-vindication or vengeance against those who have harmed us. Teach us to walk in forgiveness, mercy and grace just as You do.