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I grew up in Missouri, USA, where our state motto is “Show Me.” Often when people tell us something, we Missourians will joke, “Show me!” In other words, we want proof that it’s true. I like proof; I like having an assurance that things are going to be fine. I’d love for God to give me clear evidence that things are going to be alright, wouldn’t you? It would be much more comfortable. He doesn’t often work that way, though. Even when Jesus lived and walked among us, He spoke to the multitudes in parables “so that ‘seeing they may…

“Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight” (Psalm 144: 1). For a period of fifteen years, I worked for the school system. One of the roles I had to perform was being part of the school’s Safety Team. With the increasing number of school shootings, the Director of Risk Management, as well as members of the district’s security team and police department, joined us in developing an action plan in the event an armed intruder broke into the school. First, in a stressful situation, they showed us the aerial…

Not too many of us enjoy waiting, especially if we are on time and someone else is late. The longer we wait, the more frustrated we get, because we are not doing anything except waiting. Have you ever been tired of waiting on the Lord? He’s promised an answer, but you think He’s late in providing it. Maybe it’s time to activate faith AND works. Continue believing that the answer is coming, but don’t stop doing the good things you know to do while you are waiting. “And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart…