You Have No Right To Be Unhappy

You have no right to be unhappy — and 9 other simple reminders for everyday… “I wake up lost every morning. At least that’s what it feels like. Perhaps something similar is true of you. Somehow during the night I’ve forgotten the big realities about God and the universe and myself and the gospel. IContinue reading “You Have No Right To Be Unhappy”

Springs of Sweet Water

“Just as after a shock of earthquake springs of sweet water sometimes emerge in desert places, and the arid wastes are irrigated and become fruitful, so in certain cases the shock of suffering opens up within the heart of a man hidden springs of living water, and in place of murmurings and complainings there issueContinue reading “Springs of Sweet Water”

We Are Far To Easily Pleased

“We are half-hearted creatures, fooling around with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”Continue reading “We Are Far To Easily Pleased”

Turning Your Pain and Regret Into Joy

Does pain or regret paralyze you? John Piper recently tweeted: “Fly this banner over every wound and regret: Satan meant it for evil, but God meant it for good. (Gen. 50:20)” I have to say loudly with arms waving in the air: Yes!!  Claim this promise and ask God to take whatever pain or regretContinue reading “Turning Your Pain and Regret Into Joy”

Praying for a Wise Mind and a Spirit Attuned to His Will

This is what all ministry leaders need prayer for… Colossians 1:9-12 (The Message) 9-12Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven’t stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to his will, and so acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works.Continue reading “Praying for a Wise Mind and a Spirit Attuned to His Will”