Remembering and Waiting

  I love finding little notes in my Bible–like nuggets of gold, or better, stones of remembrance–reminding me of God’s faithfulness during certain periods of life. I came upon this yesterday, March 16, 2016, that pointed back to this date in 2011, 5 years ago. In November 2010, I had been approached about a potential job…

Calling: The Spirit-Filled Life

This post is the next in a series on calling. We’ve looked at our identity in Christ, following Jesus, finding our purpose and satisfaction in Jesus, surrendering our lives to God, and now the Spirit-filled life. When my husband was in seminary, I invited a friend to a Christmas service at the church we attended. It opened the door for me to share…

Calling: Surrendering Our Lives to God

The last post alluded to this, but as we consider calling and these biblical realities of our identity in Christ, following Jesus, and finding our purpose and satisfaction in Jesus, we arrive at surrendering our lives to God. While I don’t see the word “surrender” used in the Bible, I believe it is a biblical…

Calling: The God Who Satisfies Our Souls

This is the fourth in a series on “calling.” This post tells why this subject. In the first three posts, we looked at our identity, the call as Christians to follow Jesus, and our purpose.  The first few posts on the subject of calling have been designed to lay the groundwork of certain things we can…

Calling: Finding Our Purpose in Christ

This post is the third in a series on “calling.” The first was on our identity in Christ, then the necessity of following Jesus, and today is considering the purpose of our lives.  When my children were preschool age, our church (a non-denominational, gospel-centered, Bible-believing church) taught the first 15 or so questions of the…

Calling: Following Jesus

This post is the second entry on the subject of “calling.”  Yesterday, the first in the series was on “Knowing Our Identity in Christ.”  The first thing Jesus told his disciples when he “called” them was “follow Me” (Matthew 4:18-22). He also said this to many people throughout the New Testament, such as in Mark…