Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: direction

A Promise for When God Gives Marching Orders

  Moments before ascending into heaven, Jesus gave His disciples their marching orders. He told them to go and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey all His commands. Then He said, “…And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age” ().   I am… [ read more ]

3 Promises for When We Need Answers

  Several questions sit at the forefront of my mind during this first week of 2019. The one weighing on me most is this, “How should I best develop my teaching materials for my trip to the Middle East in March?” I have to prepare ten sessions to help train young adults for career missions,… [ read more ]

My Significant Life Transition

A week ago I blogged these words: “God’s purposes may sometimes appear blurry, but He is always at work quietly behind-the-scenes. At some point He says, ‘Now.’ He takes action, and details begin falling into place in an orderly progression.”   I shared with you two personal examples of when God’s “now” thrust me into… [ read more ]

Let Jesus Teach You

This morning I read a familiar verse in my quiet time—“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls’”… [ read more ]

Action Words for Every Christian’s Vocabulary

Traveling for ministry purposes allows me the privilege of meeting countless people who profess Christianity. I’m always delighted to meet those who are sold-out for Jesus. They’re hungry for the Word, eager to grow spiritually and to encourage others to do the same, passionate about walking in truth, and humble enough to admit their shortcomings…. [ read more ]

Why has God Brought You To This Place?

  Do you sometimes wonder why God has brought you to a particular place or situation?   For example, why has He brought you to your place of employment? On the flipside, maybe you’re in a place of being unemployed and wondering how to pay mounting bills.   Maybe you’re in a place of chronic… [ read more ]

“Great” — My One Word for 2016

  For each of the past five years or so, the Lord’s given me one special word on which to focus. Beyond a doubt, my word for 2016 is “great.” At the outset of 2016, I receive great in this context:   Pray for great things this year. For starters: healing of broken relationships, a… [ read more ]

Seeking God’s Guidance? Never Fear–He is Near

Friday’s blog about experiencing the nearness of God resonated with many readers. Thank you for posting comments and sharing your own stories and insights on this topic—I value them and I know that other readers do, too. We learn from one another.   Because of the response, I want to “camp” on this topic for… [ read more ]

Stand Still or Take Action?

My daily Bible reading gives me so many gems that it’s difficult to pick and choose which ones to blog about! Truth be told, one day’s reading sometimes provides enough material for three or four blogs. That’s what happened with yesterday’s passages. Yesterday I read about the Israelites panicking when they saw Pharaoh’s army approaching…. [ read more ]