• Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Wild Fires

    Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Wild Fires

    I’ve read up to 1 King 19. Elijah feared for his life and complained about being the lone follower of YHWH. God revealed himself to him not through a great and strong wind that “tore into the mountain and broke the rocks in pieces” (v.11), nor in an earthquake, nor in a fire. “After the…

  • King David’s Dependency on God

    King David’s Dependency on God

    I’ve read up to 2 Samuel 22. After putting down Absalom’s rebellion, David had to continue to consolidate his rule through more wars and rebellions. Joab turned out to be a ruthless and capable soldier and commander, David’s proverbial hatchet man. Chapter 22 is essentially a psalm of praise from David, who saw himself blameless…

  • Listening to God’s Voice

    Listening to God’s Voice

    Read in 1 Samuel 17-18 about David and Goliath and David’s subsequent rise to prominence in spite of Saul’s jealous wrath. The unfolding of history was along the will of God, which was to make David king after Saul. Somehow all the actors were acting out of their own volitions. The narrative told us David…

  • Samuel Anoints David I Samuel 16:13
  • Pinholes of God’s Light through Obedience

    Pinholes of God’s Light through Obedience

    In today’s entry for My Utmost for His Highest, Chambers has a way of being challenging and comforting at the same time. On the one hand, he challenges us to obey Christ out of our love for him by giving up our rights to ourselves. On the other hand, he comforts us by calling our…

  • Suffering and Expectations

    Suffering and Expectations

    Life is uncomfortable. Our business is dominating our lives and finances and bookkeeping are driving me crazy. At the office we’re constantly dealing with problems with scheduling and employee and marketing issues. There is no joy in what we’re doing any more. We need a few “God winks” moments to build our faith that God…

  • Doing God’s Will While Making a Living

    Doing God’s Will While Making a Living

    In today’s My Utmost for His Highest entry, Chambers says, “If our hopes seem to be experiencing disappointment right now, it simply means that they are being purified. Every hope of dream of the human mind will be fulfilled if it is noble and of God … Continue to persevere spiritually.” There are two things…