Tag What Is God’s Job in My Life?

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Christ Is Relevant to Childlessness

In Desperate Dependency: Finding Christ Relevant to Every Area of Life, chapter 1, we presented this scenario of Abram and Sarai. In the Insight Journal we suggested that you consider how each person in the examples of chapter 1 used people to search for satisfaction, positions to seek fulfillment, and possessions to produce significance. Last week we considered Abram’s perspective, this week let’s consider Sarai’s vantage point. Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had not been able to bear children for him. But she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar. So Sarai said to Abram, “The LORD has prevented me from having children. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.” And Abram agreed with Sarai’s proposal. So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian servant and gave her to Abram as a wife….(Gen. 16:1–3 NLT) Sarai struggled with not being able to hold the position of […]

What Is God’s Job in My Life?

(excerpt from Desperate Dependency by J. Kirk & Melanie D. Lewis) ANOTHER CHILDHOOD ADVENTURE invited us to search for hidden treasures. With coded map in hand we attempted to calculate the incomprehensible wealth that could be obtained if we deciphered all the cryptic symbols. Movies depicting desolate caverns filled with overflowing coffers fueled our lust for all that is tantalizing. Somewhere along our journey we came to believe that our dreams could be satisfied by God; He would give us everything we wanted if we could just decipher all the cryptic symbols. The good news is that Christ has provided an incomprehensible treasure, but it is a treasure of His design, not necessarily a fulfillment of our wishes. Genesis recounts the story of how the treasure was lost. Beginning in the Garden of Eden, humanity purposed to reclaim the lost treasure but continuously sought for fleeting satisfaction rather than the […]

Are You Prepared?

I must admit that I experience some anxiety whenever we prepare for a trip. My dad always espoused the motto “A good boyscout is always prepared” which generally meant you should be prepared for anything. Now that he is an octogenarian (80 years old) he realizes how many eventualities you need to be prepared for, so he carries a large back pack with him most of the time. Our oldest daughter has adopted the same philosophy which makes her an excellent aerospace engineer, but she still has to learn to pack lighter to become an astronaut. But as we prepared to fly to Denver for our family Christmas celebration, my anxiety levels soared. Do I have all the presents? Will our luggage get lost so that we have no gifts? Is the suitcase too heavy? Will the TSA confiscate any of my belongings? Will we set off the security alarms […]