Lessons Learned on the Journey

Entries in the Surrender category

When trouble comes...

When trouble comes I am so prone to look to myself or to others for answers. The end of that journey is often frustration and anger. My mentor in Hungary - a wise gentleman who had known suffering,…

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God's Demands vs. My Desires

"I grew up on a reservation in South Dakota, filled with resentment and anger toward the white man." These were the words of a man sitting next to me at a banquet. He shared with me that…

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What Water Am I Drinking?

But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. John 4:14 NLT …

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Is God Enough?

Is God sufficient for all my needs? "Of course!" is my reflex response. But what am I really thinking? "If only I had this or that; if only my circumstances were different, then I…

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Strive or Surrender?

The world always told me to strive, and I listened. I studied hard through years of education and I worked diligently all my life. Even The Church encouraged me to strive: in Bible reading, prayer,…

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Spiritual Fitness

I enjoy the discipline of physical exercise because it fits my "to-do list" mentality. Yet, when I apply this same mentality to my spirtual life I often fall short. For instance, reading…

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A Confident Hope

I used to think that hope was a feeling of expectation and desire for something good. For instance, as a young boy I hoped for ice cream after my Little League baseball games. This kind of hope was…

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What Do I Believe Jesus Can Do In My Life?

"Do you believe that I am able to do this?" Matthew 9:28 NIV …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Why Worry?

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? Matthew 6:27-28 NIV …

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Learning from Jesus' Questions - Who Gets the Praise?

How can you believe, if you accept praise from one another and don't seek the praise that comes from the only God? John 5:44 NET …

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