God’s Word is alive and working and is sharper than a double-edged sword. It cuts all the way into us, where the soul and the spirit are joined, to the center of our joints and bones. And it judges the thoughts and feelings in our hearts.
Two years ago I was having a conversation on mangled French in a parking lot, and now I'm preparing to move to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and make it my home.
I find that Scripture translations are often like beautiful mosaics -- carefully put together in order to convey it's truest message. I say, read the translation/version that speaks to you (language wise, and revelation wise) with the enlightenment of Holy Spirit, and allow Him to reveal the depths of it's truths to you.
if crossing the wilderness has taught me anything, it is to be uncompromisingly obedient to God, and to fully trust in, and rely on Him to show you the path to take.
I make it a firm policy not to live in the past. However, I love looking back because over and over and over again, I see GOD IS FAITHFUL written in giant capitals all over this journey.
Many think salvation is earned by becoming a member of a denomination and by works, they know nothing of grace through faith. Many have never read the Bible, or even held one, so what do you teach then? Well, tradition. We have walked into village churches just as the pastors were inviting the “angry spirits of the dead” into the building.
"I'm here, trying to make a living, so I can send money to my family, but I should be there -- in my home country-- making a difference."