William Carey once said, “Expect great things from God, attempt great things for God.” All too often, we are doing one or the other, but not both simultaneously. Why is this?
If you were granted one wish, what would you choose to ask for?
How do you hit a fastball going more than ninety miles per hour? You don’t. You can’t. It is impossible. At least, that’s what the scientists say…
If you were the officer, who would you listen to, the captain or the convict?
Everybody is hungry. Jesus is offered a little boy’s lunch. Jesus prays. The disciples pass out food. Everyone eats. There are lots of leftovers. The end.
Do we talk too much?
No matter who first thought it up or said it, the fact remains. Two things are hated, feared, and yet guaranteed: death and taxes. This has been a fact of life for as long as humanity has been around.
When push came to shove, each had an opportunity to examine their own heart and say, “There but for the grace of God, go I.”
I think I would have been one of the ones who had a little trouble with the manna gathering. Most of the people of Israel did quite well at gathering up each day just what they needed for that day. But some of the Israelites tried to gather up extra. I don’t blame them.
Even though we have been walking through the valley of the shadow of death does not mean we have any cause to give in to fear.