I get questions now and again from my email list. Sometimes, I get such a good question that the response more or less reads like a blog post.
I got one of those questions on Monday. After responding, I figured I should share it.
Perhaps you might catch a thing or two from it.
Awesome stuff as usual.
Would you care to share tips on Bible Study and Meditation?
I seem to be having a good time with prayers, I could fast a lot more now and I see some spiritual gifts manifest in more powerful dimensions but I seem to have a struggle with bible study especially in the area of getting revelations from passages I study and being able to meditate on them. I get particularly ‘worried” when someone talks about a place I have probably just read in the bible (from my bible study plan) and they discuss it in such a way that makes it seem I didn’t read it at all. At a time, I was reading bible commentaries alongside the passages (Enduring word commentaries) but it takes a very long time and this could extend my quiet time to about two and half hours sometimes. Now, I try to use different translations of the bible.
Do you care to share tips around this?
I was listening to a pastor on youtube celebrate a significant milestone in the life of his church organization.
It was a milestone that took a lot of financial investment. As he reeled out the level of investment that had gone into achieving it – it was no small wonder.
He closed it up with this summation – THIS WAS DONE ALL THROUGH GOD’S HELP.
Listening to him, it sounded so right – God is getting all the glory. But a part of me felt a sort of tingle of emotions.
God did it through the generous contributions of the church members.
Would it serve the story less, if the generosity of these could be acknowledged?
During a discussion this week, in one of the faith-based NGOs I have served in a significant leadership capacity in the past, someone was trying to encourage more people to offer themselves to serve more in key leadership roles.
To do that, she referenced a couple of “good happenings” in the lives of previous people who served in leadership and made the “one plus one = two” narrative.
God rewards you with more significant “good happenings” after you serve in a significant leadership capacity within the NGO.
It’s a WhatsApp group so she took the time to list out the “good happenings” that happened in the lives of previous volunteers.
Well, I was one of them – and she added a couple of “good happenings” that happened to me to support it.
Well, I decided to respond. I’ll reproduce my response but edit out key references to place or people (but you’ll still get the gist of what I wrote).Read More
I just watched the interview by Priscilla Shirer (daughter of Tony Evans and main lead in the movie War Room) with Bob and Audrey Meisner.
After 17 years of marriage and a seemingly idyllic marriage admired by others but internally suffering from poor communication and a lack of communication, Audrey had an affair with a man from their church and was pregnant with his child.
By the way, they were pastoring a church.Read More