December 30, 2010

Pinpricks of light

“looking off to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of the faith, who, in view of the joy set before him endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 (ISV) I heard of an experiment where mice were placed in a box […]
December 15, 2010

It’s Not What Goes Into the Fire, It’s What Comes Out

The president of the college I attended once told a group of us bright-eyed, idealistic students that in his time of testing, he threw out almost everything he ever believed. As he came out of the fire, he looked back.  Some things he had retained, but others he threw away some – They were […]
November 2, 2010

Light in the Pit Part 3 Worship from the Dark Place

There another thing I would like to say about the pit and that is the importance of creating a place of worship right in the middle of your dark corner. One of the best ways to illustrate this is in a story that was relayed by Medford, Jedd and Erik Lokkesmoe.  In their book […]
October 29, 2010

Light in the Pit – Part 4 -What do you do with the God that put you there?

What comes to mind when you think of the name John the Baptist?  He was a fire- breathing preacher who didn’t care who he offended. He baptized a lot of people, ate locusts and honey, and his name served as an epithet for a modern denomination. However, did you know that John the Baptist […]
October 27, 2010

Light in the Pit 2 – How to Let Light In

I shared last week about the pit – a place no one ever wants to be in, yet for better or for worse, we all spend seasons there. I spoke of the thirty-three miners rescued from a two-mile deep hole (a record by any standard). One thing that caught my attention was how each […]
October 21, 2010

Light in the Pit

The world watched as 33 miners were dug out of a two-mile deep hole where they were stuck for almost 70 days. I could not help but to think of how being stuck in a pit can be a picture of life as there are seasons when you feel buried in a God-forsaken hole […]
October 8, 2010

ARE YOU MOTIVATED BY LIGHT OR HEAT?

I heard someone say that some people are motivated by heat instead of light. Light can be seen as God’s revelation, meaning the countless ways that He seeks to influence us to take the right path.  It could be through His Word, or prayer, maybe even a vision or dream. Either way, light is […]