Japan has a sociological phenomena known as hikikomori in which there is an estimated 1 million Japanese who choose to completely isolate themselves from society. Unscientifically, I believe there is a correlation between hikikomori and the high suicide rate which exist in that country.
I, along with many from Living Waters where I lead and serve, have teamed up together to read through the Bible. As I read, there is a phrase that pops up continually, "God blessed. . ." That phrase is usually followed by ways God blessed that person, their family, their livestock (work), etc. I am … Continue reading God Blessed, God Blessed, God Blessed | Get Into the Blessing
I recently returned from the Dallas area where I was attending a leadership retreat. The leader of the retreat stopped early on the second day with a word of encouragement for the group. He shared his military experience and how the term 'at ease' is actually a command. When the highest ranking office in the room sees a higher ranking office about the enter the room, he or she yells to the rest "Attention!"
Motionless. Unmoving. Not moving a muscle. Stationary. Quiet. Silent. Hush. Undisturbed. Calm. Peaceful. Serene. Tranquil. Waveless. These are all synonyms for the word still. Like a parent who is talking to their active child to be still, there are times God bids us to be still, become motionless, hush our mouths, and be calm. There … Continue reading Still
Beloved, you are a child of God. Your heavenly Father is the Creator of the Universe. Grasp that. He who created the universe also formed you together in your mother's womb. God is your Father, your daddy, and your King and you, beloved are royalty. There is a unique behavioral dynamic going on in our … Continue reading Go On Ahead and Boldly Walk In
The Righteous are Bold as a Lion Proverbs 28:1 The Righteous are Bold as a Lion Proverbs 28:1 If Jesus is your Lord and Savior, you are righteous. He has already declared over our lives we are the righteousness of God. If God’s Word says that we are bold as a lion, then I believe … Continue reading Embarrassingly Shameless