Only the Well-Behaved Receive The Promises of God?
I know I’ve talked a lot about promises in the last few posts but as I mentioned before, I’ve been wrestling with some things that God has spoken to me and it seems He isn’t going to allow me to move on until I give up the fight. It is my prayer that by the…
There Are No Shortcuts to Growth
Growth comes not from willing in our minds to grow but instead it comes from being challenged beyond what we are currently capable of. It comes from being stretched in ways that are increasingly uncomfortable and sometimes even torturous. When faced with circumstances that we have difficulty grasping, our natural tendency is to withdraw but…
Fresh Outta Focus
On January 8th I published a post titled “Fresh Out of Ignorance”. This past Monday morning I signed on to work on a new piece and, to my surprise, the aforementioned post was in my drafts. Not only had it been removed from my site, the final version that went up was lost and all…
The Power of Certainty
Complete trust in God isn’t the absence of fear. Trust in God means that though fear may be present, there is no uncertainty about who He is. The clarity that comes from defining exactly who God is to each of us as individuals is what gives us the courage to face the unknown on the…
Trusting Through the Tears
In March of last year, I found myself at the very beginning of an unexpected life transition. Forced to move out of the house I had been living in for over two years with nowhere to go except back home, I had no idea what to make of my life or what to do next.
Actively Searching for Gift Stewards
How ironic it is that a post about good stewardship would go up a day late. And I have no valid excuse for it. I should have drank coffee instead of taking that nap I took the other day. I should have worked on this post instead of watching two movies back-to-back. None of that…
Thriving in Difficulty
In those dark moments when life seems to be falling apart, I ask you to consider that it might actually be falling into place.
Relationship > Service
Up until now, I always thought that service to God and relationship with God were equally important. Almost two years ago I published a blog post titled, “Is it Possible to Repay God?”and while I meant well, scripture proves that I had it very wrong.
In the Name of Love, Be a Conduit
Lo-debar. The words “lack” and “desolation” immediately come to mind. No thriving crops, no harvest to bring in. Some translations state that it means “no pasture”. Other sources say that it means “nothing”. To me it sounds like a forgotten town for forgotten people.
Stop Choosing to Live with Your Crippling Issues
I was an emotional wreck a few weeks ago. Every now and then I tend to feel a little blue but to feel that way for several days in a row is unusual. As I laid in the bed trying to make sense of my feelings and the resulting tears, I recalled the words of…