20 April, 2011

weary traveller

No, I believe that light will come;
The sun again will shine.
On every dark road out of Egypt
The sea will open just in time.

And if I sometimes lose my way,
Or feel I’m walking blind,
I now can say (though hell may scoff)
This road -- THIS road is mine!

-A Man of Faith

15 April, 2011


"God gives His gifts where He finds the vessel empty enough to receive them."
-Clive Staples Lewis

(photo by PS)

I find the desires of my heart to beat with increasing strength against the confines of my empty chest and I am powerless to bring them about. I am in a prison of boredom and uselessness, having work stripped from me. I find things to labor on every day yet very few of them yield any fruit that brings sustenance. I continue to minister but even in that I am virtually empty. I know You are sustaining me, Father. There is no other. I have nothing else.

I am weary and tired and beaten down. Come quickly Lord Jesus. Save me.

12 April, 2011


"...you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you."

"Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do."

Who am I that you should know my name and reach out to me in the midst of all these people?

(photo by PS)

You are Yahweh, the King of kings. You are Yeshua, the Lord of lords. And you are mighty to save.

06 April, 2011


It is like you are stuck in the middle of the road, cars coming and going both directions, and all you want to do is get out of the road. All you want to do is make the pain go away. But God calls us to persevere, to hang in there, to lean into the pain, to sit in the middle of the road even though it feels like your life is being threatened every day. And then someday, as we lean into the pain, as we cry out to God, as we choose to persevere in our faith and lean into the pain, as we stay in the middle of the road, we realize that we are growing into spiritual maturity. And then again, one day, God calls us to leave the middle of the road and come to the other side, perfect and complete, lacking nothing.