Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Father Knows

I’ve put out a string of posts exploring this idea that we like to think we know what we want, but we really don’t know our deepest desires the way our Heavenly Father knows them. I can think of no … Continue reading

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You Get What You Need

When you enter into any kind of Sabbath break, God brings you to a place where you’re forced to recognize the bankruptcy of your fallen desires and wants. Renewing in Sabbath lead you to discover that what you thought you … Continue reading

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Thanks For Nothing

Jesus told James and John they didn’t know what they were asking when they requested a seat on His right and left hand. One of the more interesting moments in my Sabbath season of renewal was the moment the Holy … Continue reading

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You Have No Idea

Do we know what we really want? Of course we like to think we do, but do we really? Jesus made an interesting comment to His disciples one day while He was in the middle of a very funny conversation. … Continue reading

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Do I Know What I Want?

I like to think I understand what I really want in life. You probably think the same thing about your life. We think we understand what we want in our relationships with our family and friends. We think we understand … Continue reading

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I Think I Want What I Want

For the longest time I wanted to be a big rock musician. This was the season of my life that pre-dated the season where I wanted to be an evangelical rock star pastor. I guess I’ve always wanted the fame, … Continue reading

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Limitations Do Not Equal Liability

The great author, teacher, pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer described the prevailing worldview of modern mankind. In his book Ethics he wrote, “In a world where success is the measure and justification of all things, the figure of Him who … Continue reading

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Limitations

Walking my way through an extended time of Sabbath brought me to the place where I had to realize and confess, “I’m finding out that I don’t have what it takes.” When we enter into God’s rest He brings us … Continue reading

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Failing to “Succeed”

Taking a six-month Sabbath slowed me down a lot, forcing me to pay attention to the negative personal narrative I’d been carrying around my entire life, and then God used the quiet interlude to confront me with some important and … Continue reading

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The Runt – Part II

When God invited Gideon to join Him in delivering Israel from oppression, Gideon asked God a question. “I’m the weakest member of the weakest family, in the weakest clan, of the weakest tribe in all of Israel. I’m the runt! … Continue reading

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