Eyvonne Sharp

Real faith in a hard world.

The question we must ask

“…or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk?”  — Peter (Acts 3:12) The nature of Peter’s question reveals that he never considered himself as the source of the miracle just performed.  He is only giving what he has received.  He has no concern about […]

When you don’t understand why

… but that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God … — 2 Corinthians 1:9 There are times when we cannot understand our lives. Challenges arise and we feel like Paul — as though we have received a death sentence. Yet, like Paul, when we say that we are beyond our […]

When you don’t know if you can let go

… he went away sorrowful … Matthew 19:22 Letting go of ourselves for the kingdom is never easy. We have only two choices. We can suffer the pain of relinquishing ourselves which will ultimately result in permanent joy or we can trade temporary fulfillment for lingering sorrow and regret. We may know enough of God […]

On Communion with God

When Christians meet, they talk to each other about their Christian work and Christian interests, their Christian acquaintances, the state of the churches, and the problems of theology—but rarely of their daily experience of God. Modern Christian books and magazines contain much about Christian doctrine, Christian standards, problems of Christian conduct, techniques of Christian service—but […]