challenging grace…

Shout and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 12:6 ESV For those who have entered the Kingdom through the blood of Jesus... by faith in the Way He made... we become inhabitants of Zion... the eternal city of God... It's a spiritual… Continue reading challenging grace…

blame…

Jesus said, "You're asking the wrong question. You're looking for someone to blame. There is no such cause-effect here. Look instead for what God can do. ..." John 9:3 The Message Oh...!¬†How often we want to blame someone else... and not take responsibility for our neglect... our choice... our stubbornness... in a situation... or circumstance...… Continue reading blame…

temptation…

But one is tempted by one's own desire, being lured and enticed by it; then when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death. Do not be deceived, my beloved. James 1:14-16 NRSV All too often... we don't want to take responsibility… Continue reading temptation…

find favor in His sight…

Moses said to the Lord, "See, you say to me, 'Bring up this people,' but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, 'I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.' Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight,… Continue reading find favor in His sight…