archives

Perception

This tag is associated with 5 posts

I Was Just Thinking … About Fear and Faith

Fear is real and rational when reality confronts us with what appears to be danger. However, when we perceive Jesus’ presence, our perception of reality changes. As followers of Jesus we can fight fear with faith by acknowledging that Jesus’ supernatural abilities are immediately available to us whenever he makes his presence felt. Consider Peter’s … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Managing Expectations

Their expectations surged as hope arose again. The Kingdom seemed so close while Jesus talked Of saving errant, lost and needy men Who’d follow on the path that he had walked. So as they walked, he wove another tale About a noble son who traveled long And far to gain a crown and thus prevail … Continue reading

Habakkuk #10—Hidden Strength

The Eternal Lord is my strength: he gave me feet like a deer; he will lead me on my high places. Habakkuk 3:19 “Perception is reality,” some say. But this isn’t true, ever. For example, circumstantial evidence is unconvincing in a court of law because it does not adequately represent reality. When we trust only … Continue reading

Civility #3—Despicable Me

Why do you despise your brother or sister? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. …  All of us will give an account of ourselves to God. Romans 14:10–12 The waitress asked Descartes if he’d like another cup of coffee. He said, “I think not.” Then he disappeared. Our self-perception colors … Continue reading

God’s Presence #5 — Present Against Fear

The Eternal himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What shall man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6 Fear is very often a lie. Fear occurs while we’re seeing a situation as threatening. But … Continue reading