Recently while at National Office for a conference, John Stumbo was leading a morning devotion out of Luke 10. During that devotion as he was talking about Mary and Martha I had a moment of clarity about Martha’s actions vs Mary’s inaction. This is a story where I’ve always come to the defense of Martha.
This prayer was sent to us by Pastor Wayne Hoag at Sierra Bible Church in Truckee, CA. It is one that was given to him by Leonard Ravenhill some 30 years ago. He was good friends with A.W. Tozer. This prayer is one that you can return to often, as a reminder of what God has called us to be and to do.
Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.” Knowing God implies knowing what God wants. Even before we go on to other disciplines we need to know, “Is this what the Father is doing?” Jesus spent hours each day listening in the presence of His Father – to the point of knowing Him and knowing exactly what He was doing.
Bill Gaube was a faithful pastor in the CPD for many years. I actually first met him when I was planting a church in Evanston, Wyoming, and he was pastoring in Idaho Falls, Idaho. It has been a privilege to have known him now for over 35 years. He and Elise are now retired in Tucson, AZ.