‘Obstacles’ is the next to the last talk on the Kairos Weekend Program in the prisons. “We’ve been talking all weekend about God’s plan for our lives. Let me tell you what His plan is for us; to surrender ourselves to Him. To do whatever He wants us to on a minute by minute basis. To accept the gift of His grace and share it with others. Pretty simple; but it’s not easy.
What is Grace? It is unmerited favor. That means God being nice to us when we didn’t deserve it. Grace is a lot like mercy, Mercy is God being nice to us when we deserved to be punished.Continue reading →
In Proverbs 3: 5-6, Solomon says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”
What is, ‘with all your heart’? For me it’s no reservations, no forethought, no doubt, no prior planning about what I’m gonna do if it appears He might not take care of me. Sorry, but if He doesn’t do it, it’s not gonna get done. I am just too flaky. Even on the days when I think I’m the smartest person I know (which is less and less often); without God’s TLC I don’t have a prayer. Same as “Love the Lord with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your strength, and all your mind.” Whatever there is in me that I count as me, I’ve got to turn it over to God. That’s trusting with all your heart.