Sunday, September 23, 2018

A Little More Trust-A Little Less Trash Talk

A Little More Trust – A Little Less Trash Talk

When we take a historical view, and read the end times chapters of our Bibles, perhaps we see the need to trust God more and trash talk less.  If my social media feeds are any indicator of anything, it appears to me that people are scared, afraid, terrified, distrustful, and we as a world are going to hell in a hand-basket (I still don’t know what that one means).

Instead, God continually says TRUST ME!

One of my favorites is Joshua 1:9
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong, be courageous. Do not be afraid; do not get discouraged, for I your God will be with you wherever you go.”

In plain sight God tells us – “trust.  I’ve got this.”

Psalm 20”7
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”

Put another way, “some like guns and uranium supplies, and chemical weapons that wreak havoc.  However, we trust in our God.”

And in Psalm 56:3
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”

The word for this week …
Cling to
Seek refuge in God!

Hope Encouragement Inspiration

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

We Just Need to Bloom

We Just Need to Bloom

I hate smug Christianity.  You know … “my God’s better than your God, and I’m a better stripe of Christian than you are.” 


And I wonder what God thinks of that kind of attitude? 

I’m not the brightest bulb in the socket.  I’m flying through
life with gusts up to 80 mph, and I sometimes make a misstep, even a mistake. 

And God loves me anyway. 

I’m not out to impress anyone these days.  I’m not out to be a show-off of my spirituality or do a one-up on anybody. 

My job is to be ME.  I just want to bloom where I’m planted, and allow you all the room you need to bloom as well.

I don’t have a monopoly on God or how God works or in whom God works.  I just want to do my part in this big ole’ world.

I think God has given me a mission to spread hope and encouragement through writing and speaking.  So that is what I do. 

What is your place in this world?

There’s room for both of us.

Hope Encouragement Inspiration

Sunday, September 16, 2018

We Are Invited In

We Are Invited In

The invitation has been given.  God invites us into a relationship with Him.  He desires not just a conversation, or for us to come over for tea on occasion, but to call Him up, often.  He wants our texts, our emails, our chatty conversations, or cries of woes, and our shouts of happy.  He wants to be such a part of our lives that He keeps extending the invitation, time and again. 

“Come unto me, all who are weary,
and carry heavy loads.
I will help you carry that load.”

And when we pray, in some magical mystical way, God hears us, even if all we can do is groan, moan, toss and turn, let tears fall from our eyes, or even if we are silent.  He is with us in all of those moments as well.

To God, the relationship is everything.  And relationship, by its very nature, means closeness, conversation, communication, trust.  We are connected in ways we may not understand, yet God wants that connection with us. 

And so, we are continually invited into the very presence of God.  He wants us to metaphorically crawl up onto His lap and just be with Him.

I can handle that kind of friendship.  I identify with that kind of relationship. 

Some of our finest moments are when Carolyn and I just cuddle.  We usually lie in bed, arms entwined.  We may talk or not.  Often, she’ll ask me to tell her some stories from my childhood. 

But mostly … we cuddle.  I love the very presence of her in my arms.

Just today, we were in a furniture store and found a two-seat leather sofa.  We had to try it out.  And for those few minutes we cuddled. 

Can you picture that in your relationship with God?  It’s simply being with Him. 

My prayer for you is that you will experience those moments of time with God and they will become some of the most precious and intimate moments you’ve ever imagined.

P Michael Biggs
Hope Encouragement Inspiration