“Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.” — Mark Twain
Has Jesus Left The Room?
“Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.” – Romans 15:4
After writing “On Being Afraid Of Not Trying,” my mind wandered over to this verse in Romans. I’m still in the process of trying to balance the use of my gifts of teaching and writing with the potential results of those gifts (such as financial gain, personal recognition and a plethora of speaking engagements. . .). While contemplating just how patient I am as I wait “for God’s promises to be fulfilled,” I read this quote by Oswald Chambers: “Are you drawing your life from any other source than God Himself? If you are depending upon anything but Him, you will never know when He is gone.”