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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
I currently serve as Senior Pastor of Harvest Church in Knoxville, Tn. I was sent out from Trinity Chapel of Knoxville in 1993 accompanied by my wife Sheila our four children Sarah, Hannah, Josiah & Isaac and a handful of bold, brave and committed believers determined to plant our first church. Pioneering is hard work but well worth the journey. That is why we desire to make disciples of Christ who will, like us, also embrace the call to plant churches.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

In Quietness and Confidence Part Two

The Bible has something to say about being meek. In fact it has promises that are attached to being meek.

One such promise is the promise of peace. I don’t know about you but I enjoy peace when I have it. There is nothing like peace.

In Numbers 12:3 it says Moses was meek above all other men in the earth.

I think of how Israel stood trapped by the sea and the enemy was charging and Moses stood and declared stand still and see the salvation of your God. He was not troubled and in a panic about it. He was meek.

Life by nature can tend towards turmoil and anxiety. Discouragement awaits us around every turn, disappointments lurk in the shadows waiting to leap out a take hold of us.

Jesus told us in this world we would have tribulation, but that we could be of good cheer for He had overcome the world.

When He overcame the world He did not overthrow all the social systems and corruption. He did not remove all violence and greed in society. He rose above it Himself and in giving us His life gives us the power to do the same.

Psalms 37:11 But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth.

The New Testament idea of meekness is one of being humble and trusting as it pertains to God’s providence. It is being at rest in what God is doing even when things appear to be unjust. The believer walking in meekness can become reconciled to the will of God even in suffering and find joy through faith and trust in His goodness and faithfulness.

That is what we witnessed in Haiti with Ignace and Franchette Augustine of Bethanie Missions. That is what I wish to walk in. I hope you would desire it as well.