pride Tag Archive

The Trouble with Fingerprints.

Those who know the Lord do not put forth their own hand and bring things about. T. Austin Sparks, On Knowing God (1930) At the conclusion of our meeting together, the woman startled me with her words. “Once you’ve got your fingerprints all over a matter God won’t use it.” Rising from my chair, I […]

Before You Enter the Good Land…

For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land — a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing… When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land He has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the Lord […]

Neither Too Lowly, Nor Too Lofty.

Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, people in exchange for your life. Isaiah 43:4 Growing up, I was frequently and consistently affirmed by my parents. They fostered an atmosphere where ugly words and behavior, either toward others or myself, […]