Coffee Talk: On Being Brave

I love engaging my daughter in conversation. She is smart, witty, and asks lots of questions. Sometimes the questions fly out of nowhere, and we catch each other off guard. Sometimes this causes us to laugh out loud, and at other times it causes us to think.

We were riding in the car not too long ago when I ask her, “How do you know that you can trust mommy and daddy?” Maybe I was trying to get into a deep theological conversation, or maybe I was just curious. She said that she trusts her daddy because he works really hard to do everything that he can to support her, and he makes it all look so easy like spreading butter on a piece of bread. To that response, I laughed out loud!

Then she said of me, “You like telling other people about Jesus, you have written a book about Him, and I think that is very brave.” I paused to think. “Wow!” Humbling…

Be Brave

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The Wilderness: It’s Dangerous Out There!

When journeying in the wilderness, I am reminded again and again how easy it is to lose perspective. As Moses journeyed, the Israelites grumbled and complained. They even set up golden calves as false gods to worship. As Elijah journeyed in the wilderness, he began to fear. He prayed that he would die (1 Kings 19: 4). Even Jesus needed the angels to minister to him after his time in the wilderness (Matt. 4:11 and Mark 1: 13).

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Wilderness: God is Good so Worship

In the midst of difficult circumstances, we tend to forget about God. We think he is not listening, is unconcerned with our issues, does not hear when we cry out and certainly will not answer our prayers. The enemy wants us to look at the reality of our lives and become self-absorbed, lose sight of God, forget about others, and host a pity party. When faced with difficult situations, it is important to remember the truths of God’s Word.

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