Sunday, September 28, 2014

The world is burning to the ground.

Some days I find myself SO upset about the things that I see happening in our country and in our world that I decide to just sing.

YES. Sing.

I picked a very fitting song for those times when the news brings no hope of a brighter future. My husband laughs when out of the blue I burst out singing lyrics of a song by Matchbox Twenty. The chorus is my favorite:

And I. Believe. The world. Is burning to the ground.
Oh well, I guess we're gonna find out!
Let's see how far we've come.

[Side note: You’ll have to listen to the song on YouTube to really appreciate the beat…and maybe even imagine me hiked up on caffeine all around the house singing! {I amuse myself}]

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Are we keeping ourselves from receiving God's best for us?

"But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in His hometown and in His own household." And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief. (Matt. 13:57-58)

It saddens me to admit that sometimes my faith is weak, and I get lost in doubts and unbelief. When I fail to trust God, my heart’s attitude is the same as that of the people in Jesus’ hometown had toward Him.

In Matthew 13:53-58 we read of how after Jesus had taught in His hometown, people were amazed by Him but didn't believe Him. The last verse reveals that the people’s unbelief prevented Jesus from performing many miracles there. I can’t help to think about those areas in my life in which I struggle to believe and trust in God. 

Could it be that my doubts and unbelief are keeping me from receiving God's best for my life? Am I preventing Him from doing miracles in me? Could it be…that God is waiting for me to trust and believe?