Archive for March, 2014

March 31, 2014

Snatching Weaves and Learnin’ Stuff

by Lester Young

The Word of God contains abundant provision for every need we might ever have in our lives (2 Peter 1:2-4). You could also say that this way: God foresaw long ago every eventuality we might ever face and took care of it way back when, already giving us victory over it (Psalm 139:16 The Message; Ephesians 2:10 Amplified). So then, if that’s the case, how come so many needs of so many people are not met?

Well, here’s our first hint: It’s not God’s fault. As a matter of fact, we’d all be really, really wise to start at that base whenever we go to God with some question or problem or doubt or injustice or anything that for whatever reason just doesn’t seem to be quite right. And why should we make that our “home plate”? It’s not because ‘He’s God, and He says so; He’s God, and so by default He’s right and we’re wrong!’ (Romans 3:4) …well, actually that’s precisely why, but there’s an even better reason than that. We should always start there because, quite simply,

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March 4, 2014

Talking Just for Talking’s Sake

by Lester Young

“He was babbling and did not know what he was saying…” That ever happen to you?

That piece of text is from The Voice translation of Mark 9:6, the account of when Jesus was transfigured in front of His disciples, Peter, James and John:

“And after six days Jesus took with Him Peter, and James, and John, and led them up into a high mountain apart by themselves: and He was transfigured before them. And His raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; like no launderer on earth could whiten them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter answered and said to Jesus, ‘Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.’ For he did not know what to say; for they were exceedingly afraid” (Mark 9:2-6).

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