purpose

God Is Patient… I Should Be Too (Judges 6:13)

I woke up this morning sort of frustrated, but God reminded me through His Word and His Spirit that He is sovereign and that all things happen in His timing and under His control.

I’m going to practice my own self-control and restraint in this post and not actually mention what was frustrating me, but the story of Gideon in Judges 6 definitely spoke to me in ways that reminded me that He is patient and gracious with us through all of our humanity, blindness, and ignorance. (more…)

Why You Are, Where You Are (Joshua 21:41)

My family and I live in a state called Texas in an area called DFW (Dallas-Ft. Worth) in a city called Lewisville in a neighborhood called Castle Hills.

One might think that we’re here by chance, and one might think that it’s simply a place to live and raise our family– that it’s no more than a place to take advantage of the wonderful and plentiful resources that this area provides. But God through His Word, reveals to us that we’re here for so much more.

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How Long Will You Wait? (Joshua 18:3)

“So Joshua said to the Israelites: ‘How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you?'” (Joshua 18:3)

There are times in my life when I drag my feet, reluctant to obey what God is calling me to do. Do you ever find yourself in the same situation?
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Created and Called (Joshua 13:33)

“But to the tribe of Levi, Moses had given no inheritance; the Lord, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, as he promised them.” (Joshua 13:33)

One of the things that I’ve enjoyed as my relationship with Jesus has grown, is learning more and more about how He’s uniquely designed me to serve Him. (more…)

Stepping Stones (Joshua 8:6-7)

“They will pursue us until we have lured them away from the city, for they will say, ‘They are running away from us as they did before.’ So when we flee from them, you are to rise up from ambush and take the city. The Lord your God will give it into your hand.” (Joshua 8:6-7)

My wife’s battle against cancer has been a wonderful confirmation that God truly works all things together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). It is but a step towards what He has already given into her hand. (more…)