Tag Archive: faith


One of the greatest barriers to faith is knowledge of the future. We don’t know the future, but God does. We can easily see our past and know where we have come from. We ought to be cognizant of the fact that it was God who carried us through whatever we have gone through. However, I wonder how many of us really believe that? Try as we might, to know we couldn’t have done it on our own, I think we still have as tough a time of grasping the past in faith as we do the future. What does this then say about barriers to our faith? We cannot exercise faith in the past or the future. Therefore, we have to rely on faith for right now. We can say, “I am here, right now, alive and in my right mind because God brought me through.” We can claim victory because we are alive. This really is our only measure of victory because death is defeated.

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I love writing and writing poetry. I also love to read. I’m a very visual person. However, I’ve often noticed I can read through a lot of descriptive text and miss the picture the writer is painting. I’m more interested in the action and development of the story than in some of the other facets. When I want to see what the writer is showing me, I have to slow down and visualize it according to the text. I find all of this to be ironic since my own writing, especially my poetry, is very visual.

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We live in an age of entitlement, and I think it’s something we carry with us wherever we go. When people are saved and walk from out of the world into the church, are they carrying this spirit of entitlement with them? What’s the difference between feeling entitled and being entitled? Is there room for such thought in the heart of the Believer?

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When is a contradiction not a contradiction? Is it possible to have a contradiction in place, yet the contradictions are true? Would they still be contradictions? Were they ever contradictions?

These were some of my thoughts today when I started researching an incident in the Gospel of Luke that I hadn’t noticed before. Namely, the healing of Simon Peter’s mother-in-law and the calling of Simon Peter by Jesus as a disciple. Before I get into that, I want to share some thoughts I had regarding Abram in Genesis.

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