Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A CONTINUAL FEAST

     No question... those of us living at this lodge have a continual feast, and it's not just food, although the food is great. At every meal we enjoy a feast for the eyes as well. Only our loving Father could bring dear ones from all over the world to this spectacular corner of His earth. The view from the dining room - forest, mountains, the sky's shifting colours... we are blessed.

     At the same time, as students at Charis Bible College, there is a table laden to nourish our minds. Course upon course of rich teaching from God's Word is served up. Isaiah spoke of receiving knowledge precept upon precept and line upon line. (Isaiah 28:9-10) In portions of just the right size, we can digest revelations of precious truth.

     As we develop skills in sharing what we've been taught we can also be fed as the Lord Jesus was. After ministering to the Samaritan lady at the well in Sychar, He was not anxious for the natural food his disciples brought to Him. Doing whatever His Father asked satisfied His appetite. (John 4:31-34) 


     David said, "The eyes of all look expectantly to You, and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. (Psalm 145:15-16 NKJV).  The chickadees feast on seeds in the pine cones, Every creature finds in nature its life-giving food. For man, God's rich provision for spirit, soul and body is always available.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

     This morning I begin the return journey to Colorado for a second year at Charis Bible College. Summer at home was great. I've enjoyed time with family and friends and my faithful house buddy, Mr. Whiskers. He is content at home on the quiet paths of our neighbourhood. 

     When I started off last year I had no idea of what my experience would be. It was over the top better than anything I could have imagined. Today I look forward to studying again with faculty and classmates I know and love. Still, even though the location and many folk are familiar, it will be a fresh adventure.

     Each day brings never before encountered happenings wherever we are. The hours pass like the miles as we drive down a highway and the journey of life unfolds. We have expectations of what is ahead, but no guarantees. We can move forward as long as we can see what is immediately before us.

     Centuries ago it was the same. The psalmist trusted God's word for direction. Psalm 119:105 states, "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." (NKJV) The author of Proverbs said our path will continue to get brighter as we travel on. (Proverbs 4:18) What a blessing that we can be led by the One who knows the road!

     David said, "All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth. (Psalm 25:10 NKJV) On a woodland path or a multi-lane highway we can enjoy the journey with our loving Guide.