I Resent

 I Resent

 

The word “resent” means to feel bitter or indignant at a person, circumstance, or something that has happened.

 

We all have things that we resent!

 

This article is a result of my resenting the divisiveness that fills America right now. Instead of loving each other in disagreement; or rather learning to disagree graciously, we hate and divide. I have experienced it in my family, community, and church.

 

It's a Heart Problem

It’s a Heart Problem

Jeremiah 17:9

 

Focusing on issues rather than the heart is to deceive yourself: it is to fail to love God and to love your neighbor.

 

Racism, Left and Right politics, Abortion; There are so many issues to get passionate about.

 

God is More Concerned About Changing Hearts Than He is About Solving the World’s Problems

God is More Concerned About Changing Hearts Than He is About Solving the World’s Problems (present tense)

 

With all the trouble in the world today, it would be easy to ask, “Why is God not doing anything about it? Why is he not solving the world’s problem’s now?

As I was reading Psalm 92:4-6 it became obvious that God is working. His work makes us glad (when we take the time to look at things from his perspective).

Seeing the Goodness of the LORD

This is one of my favorite Bible verses.  It encourages me to keep on going when things get dark and hard and tedious. Psalm 27:12 says "I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living."

Eyes that can see God's goodness when it is so very dark (the valley of the shadow of death) are eyes that have consistently sought God's face when it was not so dark. See Psalm 27:8 "When thou saidst , seek ye my face; My hearts said unto thee, thy face, O LORD, will I seek."

Perspectives

PERSPECTIVES: It all depends upon which side of the road you stand.

Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”

Two people can be standing on the same road, watching the same event take place at the same location on that road. The one may see things from the Right side and the other may see things from the Left side.  It all depends upon which side of the road you are standing.

Impossibilities Mark 10:17-27

IMPOSSIBILITIES

  I have been reading Mark 10:13-22 in the New Testament. It struck me that the rich young ruler in verse 17 was not like a little child when he came to Jesus. He was complicated, thinking he could give something to God that would earn him heaven. Children come with empty hands... They expect to receive, because parents give.