Sunday Collectives 11/7/16 – 11/13/16
There is a lot of confusion and discourse about this question and a lot of wrong answers as it pertains to this question. Often we will have someone say “God spoke to me” or “God gave me a word for you.” Even worse someone will say to you “the reason God is not speaking to you is because you’re disobedient.”
Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word…
Ever wrestled with trusting God? I’ll be honest, I have! So I asked God, “What is Trust? How can I trust?”
My first stop was the 1828 Dictionary to understand better the definition of the word “Trust” (The 1828 dictionary doesn’t just give the definitions but also Bible verses.)
Here’s what I found. TRUST is confidence; a reliance or resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship or other sound principle of another person…
By Lynn Cowell
Changing diapers, making suppers, filing through carpool.
Stuffing letters, answering email, packing boxes.
At different times in my life, a battle has waged within me.
In my mind, the clashing goes something like this: “Why am I doing this? There are so many important things I could be, should be, doing now. But instead I am doing this, requiring none of my gifts or talents.”
We, pray you are encouraged and blessed by such insights, introductions and teachings.
Martin Luther (10 November 1483 18 February 1546) was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, former monk and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Late Medieval Catholic Church. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God’s punishment for sin could be purchased with money.
By Pat Thacker
19 He was then almost one hundred years old; but his faith did not weaken when he thought of his body, which was already practically dead, or of the fact that Sarah could not have children.
God is so amazing! He can truly do anything without regard God is not limited at all even though our faith sometimes weakens.
Have you ever said, “No Lord!”
I must admit, I have said this to my God on numerous occasions. I have said “No Lord!” when He has called me to go and minister. I have said these words when He has led me to stay put and soldier on. I have said “No Lord!” when he has answered my prayer with “No Joe.” And I quite often reject my Sovereign when through his Law he calls me to loathe sin and love righteousness. Then I follow this up by regularly saying or thinking “No Lord!” when he tells me how beloved, forgiven, reconciled, righteous, and blessed I am despite my putrid transgressions. Yes, far too often and far too regularly I respond to proclamations from my King with a humbly-clothed arrogance; too many times God hears me say to him, “No Lord!”