Showing posts from October, 2021

My post truth world

If there is anything that the last year, and even present circumstances, is showing me is that I live in a post truth world. I may be stepping into it a bit, but I find truth in the following two statements: The current crop of COVID vaccines does not protect me from the virus. The current crop of COVID vaccines protects me from the virus. This is where I find us operating today. These statements are true and we talk past each other when we keep repeating them over and over again and never go beyond them or to the next level of information or data that would lend credibility to both of them. God doesn't want me to live here, but I can't control how others handle the truth. I can only claim responsibility for how I do that and, quite frankly, I don't do it well. I consider a verse like James 5:16 where he writes:  "Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective."

Just Trust

 We don't know what happens when we die, we only know we die too soon.  The Verdict, Joe Jackson We are going to be wrapping up a sermon series at Northridge Church soon that has focused on trust. Namely, the trust we should have in God given his character and track record. There has been something that has bothered me for a while now. I mean, I have trusted God with my salvation. What I mean is that I believe that there is a heaven and a hell and I am placing my entire trust in Jesus Christ and the forgiveness of my sins that he offers to me for my admission into heaven. This is the most important decision I will ever make (even more important than my marriage!) and my full trust is in Christ. So, the question is, why do I struggle to trust him in less significant things? Like to provide for my daily needs, my job (if I were to ever lose it), or in the relationships that my family has with others? Why have I ceded the reins of my eternal destiny to him, but not the mundane less si