Browsing: Today’s Daily Inspiration

So you’re not perfect. Neither am I. In fact, I’m so far from perfect – even as a Christian, yes! – that I can barely fathom what the word even means. Thank God, He has placed a pastor, and friend, a man of God, in my life who is teaching me how okay it is to not be perfect.My pastor friend feeds me scriptures, he…

Some writers love a blank screen. Imagine all the possibilities. Some writers cringe at the thought. What could they possibly write? When I considered returning to my computer after lunch today, I had just an iota of dread about returning to my latest writing project. Where would I go next with it – or not? But then I considered my life, and thought about how…

Ever heard the expression, “Expect the Best’? I have not only heard the expression numerous times, but I have fallen flat on my face from expecting the best – from humans. In fact, I just shared with someone I know how disappointed I have been lately in how many of my expectations have not been met – by people, by the way. And therein lies…

Listen, debate, and obey. God did not speak these words to me today. He told me to listen and obey. I have such a very long way to go in learning to listen, and an equally long way it seems in learning to obey. But most of all, I need to learn how to listen and obey without debating.What exactly do I mean by this?…

Have you ever felt far away from God? I do. I have heard it said, “God didn’t move. You did.” I know God hasn’t moved. But I am not sure I have moved either. I am reminded that the faith walk is not about what we see with our human eyes or what we feel with our human emotions. So maybe I am not far…

I’m under attack. I’m under attack. I’m under attack. Yes, I know I’m repeating myself. I might as well repeat myself in writing. I certainly have repeated myself verbally – for years. I’m under attack. I’m under attack. I know. You get the point. So do my friends who have prayed for me for so very long. They have prayed for me for years as…

But God I don’t wanna love. Ever been there? He hurt me. She hurt me. I didn’t get what I want. I was taken advantage of. Look what they did to me. C’mon God, surely I don’t need to love that person. Right? But God – I was there again this morning. How could that person do this? What about me? Me, me, me. Imagine…

“That man is crazy,” I thought. “Totally crazy.” That man, I confess, just so happens to be a wonderful pastor friend of mine from a local church. And not only did I think the man was crazy, but I told him just minutes ago over the telephone. “I thought you were crazy,” I told the pastor. Crazy? Who are you calling crazy? How could I…

Obedience is not the be-all, end-all that I thought it was, or is it? It certainly is not. Just last week, I thought I had hit the home run of all runs – not that I know the first, or second, or even third thing about baseball. But suffice it to say, I did believe since I had achieved the ultimate victory when I found…

Wow. I never would have guessed when I began a 40-day different-kind-of-a-fast exactly 40 days ago that it would end right on Passover and Easter, nor could I ever have imagined what the Lord would do in this longer-than-I-have-ever-taken fast. I thank God for the pastor who advised me months ago to fast something in my life of great value and replace it with God.…

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