Friday, December 10, 2021

Full-stop, Turn Aside


Moses & the burning bush (Exodus 3). Moses is out with the flock when he saw a bush on fire, but not being consumed. Curious, he thinks he should go to investigate. When Yahweh saw that he "turned aside to look"—it was then He called to Moses from within the bush and ultimately commissions him. God waited. He waited until Moses gave Him his full attention. This one-on-one, God with Moses (from the flame) sets the narrative for the rest of Exodus, God was in the flame. Moses trusted the flame. May we too, not keep God waiting—offering full stop, "turn aside." It is here that God speaks. Here, we take off our sandals, this place is holy, God’s presence—God’s word.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Cause to Pause

In our current culture we raise and wave the banner of God's love, which is SO worthy to do so. But we often forget our God is so HOLY. May we echo the Pastors' words in Hebrews; "Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our "God is a consuming fire." (12:28-29). That alone is cause to pause. Reverence and awe.


Sunday, September 12, 2021

Holy Expectation

30 Second Bible Study: King David wrote, "Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to You I pray. In the morning, O LORD, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation" (Psalm 5:2-3, NIV). Scholars believe David wrote this when running from his "wanting to de-throne the King" son, Absalom. David didn't just pray, he leaned in. He leaned forward. Anticipating God's response. He did so in the morning - early. May we too lean in with such eagerness. First thing. Holy expectation! Happy Sunday. 

Friday, September 10, 2021


I'm wondering. Where are our older folks? 50+ in age? Why don't we see them on the platforms anymore? Paul wrote "Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" (Phil 1:6). That good work is NOT done yet. God said, "Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you" (Is 46:4). God sustained. God is still sustaining. They have something to say, wisdom to share - to encourage, to teach.