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What Will You Do With God At Your Feet?

"Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him." -  John 13:3-5

The scene was like none other in history.  The Almighty God, the Father, the Creator of heaven and earth, who had come in human flesh to live among men and reconcile the world unto Himself possessing all the power and authority of Deity and worthiness of honor and praise was now stripped of His formal robe, wrapped in a towel and washing the dirt from His Disciples' feet.  It is little wonder that such an extraordinary circumstance would be met by a certain degree of apprehension and, as usual, Simon Peter was the first to voice his feelings on the matter.  

"Lord," Peter asked, "do you wash …

A Day Without Morning

"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." - Psalm 30:5 (ESV)

All too well I remember when evening came.  It was at a time in my life when many things were transitioning.  Many would have considered it living the dream.  I was under appointment as a Missionary with an internationally recognized and reputable body of Apostolic ministers after having already spent time in Mexico assisting a missionary work and attending language school.  Traveling from state to state on deputation afforded the opportunity of seeing sights many have only read about in books or seen in pictures.  Thousands of miles later, things were not as dreamy as they had started out to be.

A great deal of anxiety came because of financial hardships.  These were exacerbated by rumors that turned into facts.  I had become the object of ridicule and sharp criticism by a number of Pastors and Ministers for some stands that I had taken in defense of what I believed to be right.  One such…

I Was Hurt...By The Ministry

"As she continued praying before the Lord, Eli observed her mouth.  Hannah was speaking in her heart; only her lips moved, and her voice was not heard.  Therefore Eli took her to be a drunken woman.  And Eli said to her, 'How long will you to on being drunk?  Put your wine away from you.'" - 1 Samuel 1:12-14
Hannah's is the heartbreaking story of a woman who desperately wanted to have a child.  No matter how her husband showered her with love and affection nothing could replace the deep longing in her heart.  It must have been terribly heartbreaking for her to watch happy mothers walking with their children, the sight of newborns held near to their mother's hearts and the daily buzz of youngsters at play in the streets around her house all the while thinking, "I will always be an observer; nothing more."  Hannah had reached a place of emotional distress akin to a nervous breakdown.

Very wisely, she ran to the House of God.   Falling to her knees ex…