Monthly Archives: September 2018

Trusting God with Your Future

Perhaps nothing frightened me more as a teenager than the thought of completely trusting God with my future- especially trusting him with my career path.

When I was young, I realized my sinfulness and my need for salvation and I received Jesus Christ as my Savior. I trusted God to save me. But just a few years later, I struggled to trust God to lead me.

Truth be told, I wondered deep inside if I could trust God with this important part of my future. I was worried that perhaps he would lead me in a path that would make me miserable. Isn’t if funny that I thought that way?

What I feared in particular was that if I agreed to do whatever God wanted me to do, God was going to make me become a Continue reading

Spiritual Vibrancy

There are two major bodies of water in Israel– the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. (Okay, I know the Jordan River that connects them is pretty important and the Mediterranean Sea is pretty big. Work with me here!) These geographical spots can be instructive to our spiritual vibrancy.

The Sea of Galilee is a fresh water lake and is vibrant. Cool waters flow from Mt. Hermon and the surrounding hills, bubbling up from a spring at Caesarea Philippi. The water leaves the Sea of Galilee to form what we know as the Jordan River.

The waters of the Sea of Galilee abound Continue reading