Saturday, October 18, 2008


I told Dana that I feel like Elijah, running to a place where I think I can meet with God.
And maybe I have been expecting Him to speak in the powerful wind, or in the earthquake, or in the fire, but let me tell you- He sure hasn't.
So can I get a whisper? A still small voice? Please?

Friday, October 10, 2008


I've been talking to a friend about worship and what exactly it is that makes a time of worship amazing as opposed to other times.

Worship is this thing that is constantly going on but its always a choice to enter in.
This is why Jesus says that we have to daily deny ourselves and take up our crosses.
Worship is not something that we do. It's who we are.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I think God allows different types of desert seasons into our lives.
Some can be overcome by digging hardcore into truth,
some by slowing down and reorganizing your life,
some by prayer and fasting,
and some only by time.
Probably most by all of the above...
This all blows me away- the process of learning it all.
I am coming to think that there are those types of desert times when God simply speaks less loudly, forcing us to work harder to hear Him.
And I think there are those times when, like Job, Satan has to ask God's permission to interfere in our lives and God will allow it.
And I think there are those times when God has to watch us delve into other things, and drift from Him, and eventually conclude- incorrectly so- that God is choosing to be silent.
Desert is time to refocus,
return to our first love.
So it is only out of His deep love that God allows us to be led there.
By the hand.
Into the desert.
To find Him again.

"Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the desert...
to humble you and test you in order to know what was in your heart...
Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you...
For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land- a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills...
When you have eaten and are satisfied...
Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God...
He led you through the vast and dreadful desert, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions...
to humble and to test you so that in the end it might go well with you..."

Deuteronomy 8