The Blue Box Blog
by:
Bob Kinzel

Hearing God

We’re all familiar with the idea that the God we serve can speak. After all, we who are made in His image have voices and use words. But what is it to hear the Lord? What do people mean when they say, “The Lord said to do such and such,” or “God spoke to me about this?”


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Believing God

After his graduation from Whale University, “Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very important city—a visit required three days. On the first day, Jonah started into the city. He proclaimed: “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned.” Jonah 3:3–4


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Kneading something?

Many years ago, in a state far away, I knew a family who received an automatic bread maker for Christmas. It was an exciting surprise, so they wasted no time putting it to work.


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CORONA-19: The mask is off.

This blog began six months ago as a daily encouragement and means of staying in touch, because lockdown already had begun. We faced a hundred unknowns, and had little to go on. We were being told that countless millions would die.


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Power in a Person

Jesus did not mince words. He made bold, unapologetic, unqualified statements:
“I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
“No one comes to the Father except through me.”
“Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.” John 14:6, 9


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Power for what?

We saw that David “strengthened himself” in God, and that meant being able to trust God on the darkest of days because He is faithful, and always at work in our lives.


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When the going gets tough. . .

It was a low point in David’s life, even before he gained the throne of Israel. He had led a raid on his enemies, only to return home to discover that his outpost had been attacked and his own wives and children kidnapped.


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Flourishing Fruitfulness

Stepping into the clearing, I could see the lone pear tree. It was tall, too tall, I was thinking. Most fruit trees in orchards are short, rather stubby affairs, with low branches for easy picking.


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Wishing for Tomorrow

We certainly can excuse children looking past early December to Christmas. And we can’t begrudge a bride counting off days to her wedding or a soldier calculating the weeks until his safe discharge. We easily understand a patient recovering from an illness anticipating a healthier near future.


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The Cruel Teacher

I’m an avid bumper sticker reader. I find it fascinating when someone feels so strongly about something that he displays the sentiment for all to see. It may be worth reading, and when safely possible, I try to get close enough to do so. (Getting close enough to read tattoos is much more dangerous, and I don’t advise it.)


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