What God Has Been Teaching Me Lately XXV…

Beautiful Rain (3-10-15)

Greetings My Friends~

As a humble pilgrim following Jesus through the rainforests and deserts of this earthly life, I would like to humbly share some of what God has been bubbling up in my mind/heart lately.

I pray that these thoughts are cushions in your shoes, balm to your burns, umbrellas for the rain, and shade to the scorching heat as you too follow the Lord Jesus each day.

(April 2014)

(Please click on the Bible chapter/verses below to read the actual Scriptural text)


  1. Obedience

Doing the right thing sometimes forces us into an awkward posture,
just as a plant in darkness bends “unnaturally” towards sunlight…

…But the bending, while initially painful, is what keeps the plant in the light—alive & flourishing!
(John 15:5, John 12:45-46, 1 John 1:6-7, John 14:23)


  1. Marriage & Family

Husbands, love your wife today
in the ways you want your daughter’s husband to love her tomorrow.
(Ephesians 5:25)


  1. Ambassadors of Jesus

What a subtle but powerful miracle of the Holy Spirit in us:

as people begin to open up to & trust us,
it’s because they are meeting Jesus thru us.
(2 Corinthians 2:14-16)


  1. God’s Laws

God’s laws aren’t just rules but a reflection of His character.
When we sin we don’t just break commands but spray graffiti on God Himself…

…Imagine the punishment & outcry if you spray-painted the Mona Lisa’s face.
How much worse when we do so to God’s face?

And still He offers free forgiveness…amazing grace.


  1. Prayer

God, please help me to love & serve all others,
but please help me not to try to please others…
Give me Your wisdom to know the difference.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.


  1. Nature

The sound of constant rain against a roof
is heaven’s applause
for God the Father’s constantly unfailing love sent from heaven thru Jesus.


  1. Freedom

God IS chasing you, not to hold you under His thumb but to lift you up under His wings
(Deuteronomy 32:10-14 The Message).


  1. Evangelism

Sometimes I’m overwhelmed in public being around human masterpieces made in God’s image,
many of whom have no idea how much He loves them &
no idea what He has done to show that love…


  1. Working For God

I wont build MY church;
I wont build Jesus’ church;
Jesus wont build MY church.
JESUS will build HIS church! (Matthew16:18)


  1. Seeking God

God doesn’t want us to hide FROM Him (Genesis 3:8),
He wants us to hide IN Him!

“You [God] are my hiding place” (Psalm 32:7 NIV).


  1. Sin

Sinning isn’t just breaking God’s rules; it’s breaking His heart (Genesis 6:5-6).


  1. God’s Love

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to…”

my good deeds (NO!);
my love for You (NO!);

“…Your unfailing love” for me (YES!) (Psalm 51:1).