That Faithful Witness in the Sky On the heels of being given the dream for his life, Joseph immediately entered into a pit of despair. Literally, a pit. In Genesis 37, after receiving his promise and dream, Joseph is betrayed by his brothers, stripped of his robe, and left for dead in a pit awaiting the arrival of a ravenous beast looking for a feast. Sounds prosperous, palatable, and promising, right? Actually no, it’s the exact opposite of what Joe had been promised just a few verses before. So how do we explain this? I’ve heard it said that “p-i-t” stands for “prophet-in-training”. It seems to be a way of God to give a promise, and then He will allow circumstances to arise in life to test our motives, our obedience, and form us into the image of Jesus more and more so that when the promise comes to pass,…Continue Reading
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God loves impossible dreamers. We are all born with seeds of impossible in our hearts. Every child wants to fly. To save the world. They want their parents to be happy and wars to stop. These wild-eyed dreamers are the role models for Christianity. The Kingdom of God is already in their little grabby hands. That is, until grown-up scolders and mockers stamp out the fires in their eyes and teach them to be “realistic”. Would-be ballerinas become waitresses. Aspiring astronauts settle on accounting. They colour inside the lines of their bank accounts, their parent’s expectations and their perceived potential. Then there are those who squiggle across the pages of history with vibrant colours, shamelessly defying all lines and rules. These are the kids who refused to grow up. The impossible dreamers. Abraham, Moses, Hannah, Joan of Arc, Wilberforce, Martin Luther King Jr, to name a few. Their stories haunt…Continue Reading
Confession: I’m not good at going slow (which also means I have a tendency to be impatient). I‘m one of those ‘all-in’ types or the ‘go big or go home’ kind—probably had a lot to do with trying to keep up with older brothers and not wanting to be the pansy little sister. I would also call myself someone who can ‘get the job done’. Give me a task and I’ll make sure it gets accomplished (and probably with a little extra flair). I was told once that we need to be historians. We must remember both our history with the Lord and the History of who he has shown himself to be.  So maybe that’s why it’s hard for me when I feel like the Lord speaks something to my heart, or gives me a little extra insight into my life and the things to come. Sometimes I get in…Continue Reading