I walked down the Mount of Olives, into the valley, then up into the old city portion of Jerusalem. Eventually, I arrived at the stone floor where it is believed Jesus was tortured. There is even an imprint of an ancient game where, perhaps, the soldiers cast lots for Jesus’ garments. I reached down and touched the cold stone slab and reflected on what Christ did for me.
But He was pierced for our transgressions;
He was crushed for our iniquities;
upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with His wounds we are healed.
- Isaiah 53:5 ESV
Have you reflected recently on what Christ has done for you?
Write me or leave a comment below with your gratitude for His ultimate sacrifice. Jesus went to the cross and paid the penalty for your sins. He asks that you accept His forgiveness, and He offers healing for your soul.
Take a moment and Dare to Ask God to reveal the depths of His sacrifice for you.
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Have you gone through a tough challenge that led to you seek God as your strength? Run to Him for your REFUGE just as these refugees do.
When was the last time you reflected on Christ’s sacrifice? Take time this week to ask God to remind you of His GREAT love.
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Do you need a touch of God’s power? To experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit? God promised to fill His people if they humble themselves and ask.
This Sunday is Mother’s Day in the USA, and I want to honor my wife, Joy, the mother of our two children and the person who has given her life to love, nurture, educate, disciple, and raise our children to adulthood.
Do you have the courage and strength to live wisely and obediently? Check out this week’s Dare to Ask God blog post!
Right now, Joy and I are with 92 leaders from 21 European nations and the USA in one of Europe’s greatest cities. God is moving. They are passionate and motivated, and they believe that God has raised them up for this hour. Ten and a half years ago, it was a vastly different picture.
The phone rang at 5am, and I knew immediately something was wrong. Norival stated simply, “John Lim is in heaven.” By 9am, I was on a flight from Atlanta to Singapore to be with John’s wife, children, goddaughters, and friends. Why would I drop everything and leave immediately? The answer is John Lim.
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The Holy Spirit spoke to me, “Take the bread and the juice. Go back to the empty tomb, and take Holy Communion.” I internally protested, “What will my friends think? This place is closing in four minutes. There’s no time.” The Holy Spirit spoke again...