Don’t Worry – Good News for April 30

30 04 2010

John 14:1-6

Jesus said to his disciples, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be. Where I am going you know the way.”

Thomas said to him, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?”

Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

The Daily Path: As I look for ways to deliver on God’s recent request that I “tell His stories”, I’ve decided to give Twitter a try as an additional GNTG distribution channel. The difference is that Tweets are limited to 140-characters. What this means is I now have to get right to the kernel of the message… fast.

Perhaps those of you who are among the uber-busy will find this Scripture lite approach is a better way for you to stay connected. We’ll see how it goes! You can test it out or subscribe by selecting the link below. You can also see the latest GNTG Tweets on the GNTG home page in the upper right hand corner.

“Remember, God… you asked me to figure this out! Don’t shoot the messenger until AFTER I find the best approach.”

Tell my stories

Spirit Tweets – Good News for May 20

20 05 2009

John 16:12-15

Jesus said to his disciples, “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming.

He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.”

The Daily Path: Jesus knew his disciples would need help after He left this earth. He would always be with them but more would be needed for the road they faced. God would send the Holy Spirit to bolster each of them.

I see the same plan at work today. I know that Jesus is always there beside me. He waits patiently for me to reach out to Him for help. However, there are times when this truth is veiled by my own weakness. Times when journey becomes increasingly difficult and somehow darkness begins to dim the light through which I see. 

That’s when the most amazing things happen. The Holy Spirit arrives on cue, in the moments when I feel most alone on the journey, to refresh my own spirit and hearten me. These Spirit-Tweets are powerful reminders of God’s love that arrive in many forms, from the simplest note to an action several degrees removed that somehow touch me. God sends the Spirit when I need it most and am open to receive. I can’t understand everything, but have faith that one day I will. In the meantime, the Holy Spirit provides enough understanding to get me through.

Friends, I share my experiences in the hope others can see they are not alone on the difficult journey that’s life on earth. Christ walks with us. I know this to be true.

Room to Chat: Thank you, God.