Faithfully Following

sherjc.com_path_line This is the final post in a 3-part series. Read part 1: Circling the Mountain.

“My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your word.”
Psalm 119:81

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to life, I’m not a fan of long delays. When I’m waiting for good things to happen in my life, I may not want it in 30 seconds, but I certainly don’t want to wait 30+ years akin to David and Joseph (sorry, fellas!). However, the more I walk with God, the more I’m learning that God is a God of timing. His timetable and mine don’t always match up, Continue reading

Step-by-Step Direction

sherjc.com_fence_signsThis is part 2 of a 3-part series. Read part 1: Circling the Mountain.

“For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”
–Paul, Romans 15:4

Just as Paul says here and later on to Timothy (2 Timothy 3:14-17), all Scripture is a gift from God, given to us so that we might know how to live this life of faith in God. So these few verses in Deuteronomy 2:1-4b are not only recounting history as Moses speaks of the people of Israel circling the mountain, but they tell us something very important about God and how He relates to us. Continue reading

At Year Two

sherjc.com_at_year_two_a_cirFebruary 7, sometime in the wee hours of the morning – Minneapolis, MN

I am awake. (Again. Sigh.) At least I am slightly groggy and my throat only hurts miserably when I swallow. I was trying to go back to sleep when I decided to journal instead.

I was thinking of the disciples and how they must have felt partway through Jesus’ ministry. At year two, they couldn’t have understood what everything meant. They probably still wondered who this Man really was that they were so drawn to follow. Had they made the right decision in leaving their nets or their post to follow Him?

I imagine they might have said… Continue reading

It’s Not Too Late to Love Him

As I ponder my own heart and the things that God is calling me to, this quote from Thomas Kelly rings so true:

“In this day when the burdens of humanity press so heavily upon us I would begin not first with techniques of service but with the most ‘Serious Call to a Devout Life,’ a life of such humble obedience to the Inner Voice as we have scarcely dared to dream. Hasten unto Him who calls you in the silences of your heart. Continue reading