God's grace? I know God's grace. I know that it's sufficient and wide-reaching and freely given, not earned. I know what I'm supposed to know. But grace doesn't sink in and I live as though God's grace is enough for everybody except me.
When I think about the Levites who ministered by night, I think about a dedicated, reliable group who got things done and—through their skill and humility—made the work look easy.
I don't agree with those who say that busy-ness or the demands of our jobs make it hard for us to live lives of free and gracious giving.
How does your identity shape who you are and how you interact with others?
I've had malaria more times than I care to remember. It's not pleasant. Bone-chilling cold. Sweating, terrible fever. You can understand my hatred for the mosquito!
How should Christians respond when faced with trial and difficulty? The easy answer is that we should call out to the Lord for deliverance, and we often comfort ourselves with pseudo-Biblical assurances about the response: "God won’t give you more than you can handle." But how does the Lord respond to just such an appeal from one of the most prominent prophets of the Old Testament?