MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Father’s Day Around the Corner

May 27th, 2015 Viewed 887 times, 1 so far today

While many people collect postcards or other trinkets, I’ve been one to collect t-shirts.  Everywhere I went I picked one up, and it shows by my dresser drawers full of clothing.  It’s hard to part with them, even if someone gave them to me!

Whom Shall We Fear?

May 27th, 2015 Viewed 718 times
This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Nehemiah

deep-blue-shadow-or-false-angel.jpg Every time a member of the angelic host arrived on the scene in the Old or New Testaments, one of the first things that they said was that the person should not be afraid.  The Bible is pretty clear, believers in Christ really have nothing to fear– Paul states that to live is Christ and to die is gain.

The only thing that we’re instructed to fear is God.

That is the life that Nehemiah was living in the second chapter, as he is asked by the king what he desires:

May 26th, 2015

The LA Times has a round up of the cases expected to be decided soon by the United States Supreme Court.

Your Information Is Not Safe

May 26th, 2015 Viewed 854 times, 1 so far today

pay-taxes.jpgProving once again that it didn’t matter how well you guard your information the “bad guys” can still get it, the IRS is reporting that hackers have broken in and stolen thousands of people’s past returns, which will make it easier for them to file phoney returns and collect your refunds.

If there were ever a reason to go to some kind of flat or fair tax, this is it.

May 15th, 2015

What is the difference between God saying “No” in answer to prayer and saying “Wait”?

10,000 Reasons – Finger Picking

May 15th, 2015 Viewed 535 times, 1 so far today

Why Does Obama Choose to Lead from Behind?

May 14th, 2015 Viewed 551 times

Charles Krauthammer illuminates two reasons:

Proposition one: We must “lead from behind” because U.S. relative power is declining.

Proposition two: We must lead from behind because we are reviled.

[The Obama Doctrine: Leading from behind]

What do you think?  How has it worked out thus far?

A Heart Moved By The Things Of God

May 14th, 2015 Viewed 974 times, 2 so far today
This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Nehemiah
English: Greek Orthodox Icon of Nehemiah, moun...

English: Greek Orthodox Icon of Nehemiah, mounted on solid wood. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Nehemiah has spent most of the first chapter in prayer over Jerusalem.  We see the weight of the situation on his heart, and we know that he had an office where he would have influence with the king, and so one could have expected that the next thing we’d read would be Nehemiah approaching the King asking for something to be done.  Instead, we find something different:

In the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad in his presence. And the king said to me, “Why is your face sad, seeing you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of the heart.” Then I was very much afraid. I said to the king, “Let the king live forever! Why should not my face be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers’ graves, lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?” Then the king said to me, “What are you requesting?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. – Nehemiah 2:1-4

May 14th, 2015

Elijah is an interesting prophet– calls down fire yet hides from a human queen. What do you irrationally fear?

May 14th, 2015

Western Christians don’t understand persecution like those in other lands. They give their lives, we complain about inconvenience.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.