My mind made an instant assessment of her that would’ve promptly been discarded as the concert began. But then she came into full view.
We so easily justify ourselves by the standard set by others just like us.
Don’t we think of control as the ability to make things go the way that makes us happy? But God’s not me, and when I think that way, I’m taking the “sovereignty of God” and projecting my attributes onto His character.
Our body makes it clear it’s time to refuel. We have those pangs spiritually, too, but we numb them or offer them synthetic solutions. All of it — like feeding mud to the starving.
You never realize how active you are until someone tells you to stay put. Here’s a largely unedited list of things I’ve been thinking about from my lovely vantage point of the couch in my living room.
I was struck this week as I read the book of Mark just how rarely He did what was expected of Him. Maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised when He answers our prayer differently than we expect Him to.
Shame deceives us; it says, You have no power to defeat. But God, the Truth-Teller is our rescue in reach.
So many women say they want a man who makes them laugh. A lot of us get them – men are pretty funny after all. But I’ve observed that something happens too often. Year after year of dating or marriage, they stop laughing. They start rolling their eyes. They start retorting in anger. They start…
God is in the business of making you perfect until the day you die. No hopelessness allowed in this life raft.
We live in the world. It wars. We do not war the way it wars.
True rest is not so much about bodily stillness, restorative sleep or mental checkout. The best rest is an alertness to what is most real, what is most true, and the calming voice of God saying, “All is well.”
God wants to bring Heaven to Earth through you, through us.
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Here’s a question I’ve been wrestling with lately: Does the power of God reveal itself in my life on a daily basis? We Christians certainly speak a lot of words. We talk about the God, about our churches, about our love for Him, about His kingdom… But all that speaking doesn’t mean we’re living Kingdom life.
I turned removing pride and perfectionism from my life into a challenge, and here’s the problem: Anything that is a challenge makes me want to do it perfectly.
Sometimes our sense of justice blinds our touch of grace. We want others to experience the justice of getting what’s coming to them. Have you ever said this? “She’s going to get what’s coming to her.” Maybe with a little bit of smugness in your voice? I have.
We have short term memory when it comes to our identity, and the only solution is found in pursuing God’s truth and seeking to implement it in our lives.
Speeding that day doesn’t seem like a big deal. But I was doing it intentionally. I had decided being on time was more important than the law. It was the ironic evidence of iniquity I had just asked God to reveal and didn’t really think He’d find.
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