It's All Part of the Plan...God's Plan I have noticed that in times of struggle I get upset because things are not going the way I want them to or moreover expect them to. So much of the discontent in my life comes from violated expectations. I think things are going to go one way and they … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans…
I oftentimes find that my mind wants to go in a lot of different directions and distracting thoughts can threaten to interfere with my prayers and my life in general. I like to think of the mind as a city, it has citizens (thoughts, feelings, emotions) that all must work together in consultation with the … Continue reading A Prayer for the Mind
This post comes in the recent aftermath of Thanksgiving and so I thought it might be appropriate to discuss giving thanks, which I am currently trying to make a more habitual practice (that is finding more occasions during the day to give thanks and for a greater variety of blessings that I would usually take … Continue reading Give Thanks!
This is another spiritual practice that I do not do frequently enough. Paul advises us in the Second Book of Corinthians to think about good things, "whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." (Philippians 4:8 English Standard … Continue reading Remember What the Lord Has Done for You
I am writing this post in part so as to convict myself because one of the things I do not do enough is testify of the good things that God has done for me, which are truly more numerous than the sands of the sea. I will testify as to some of them at the … Continue reading Testify!
I continue this study with Chapters 9-13, which discusses, amongst other things, charity, Paul's ministry and false apostles. Notes on Chapters 9-13 "Whoever sows sparingly, will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God … Continue reading Notes on the Second Book of Corinthians – Part 3 – Chapters 9-13
I continue this study with Chapters 5-8, as Paul and Timothy continue to encourage and edify the church at Corinth. I have put in some prayers as I have felt so moved to do by the Scripture. Notes on Chapters 5-8 We should follow Paul and Timothy's example and be of good courage (2 Corinthians … Continue reading Notes on the Second Book of Corinthians – Part 2 – Chapters 5-8