Exposed

Does the thought, “we are naked before God” make you uncomfortable? The truth that God knows our every thought can honestly make us a little squeamish. Sometimes I entertain thoughts of jealousy, revenge, self-promotion, intolerance. Can God hear those thoughts and still love me? When Adam and Eve were in the Garden, they walked around naked and free. Oblivious to their exposure. They experienced no shame. But after their snack,...

Surrender

Many of my single friends are praying for their Boaz. As I hear them speak, it seems as if Boaz has become this mystical creature, this perfect husband, who completes this long list of requirements. But when I read the story of Ruth, Boaz was simply a man who was honorable, kind, and generous. (I don’t see all the other characteristics we attribute to Boaz.) I guess in some aspects,...

Surrender

When you are between the promise and the fulfillment, surrender.  If I have learned anything from reading Genesis to Revelation, it is this: “Life rarely turns out like we had planned.” But God can take our mistakes, our failures, our hurts, our pains and our tragedies, and use them for His glory. If we can trust Him with our past, can’t we trust Him with our future?   God is...