We live in the world. It wars. We do not war the way it wars. Continue reading Burn to Memory 2 Corinthians 10:3
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.” Continue reading Fully Awake and Fully Alive: Real Rest Restores Your Soul
By Lydia Sellers >>> The Creator created you. 1 Peter 2:11 calls us strangers and sojourners on the Earth, but we’re not here by accident. Each of us has significant worth and unique purpose. Whether it seems big or small, please know your role in God’s plan matters. I mean really, it mattered enough for … Continue reading Sojourn Fearlessly, Beloved
To help us continue to meditate on the need for God’s power in our lives in the coming weeks, Trista has designed us a new mobile wallpaper. Download it and memorize it this week! Continue reading Burn to Memory 1 Corinthians 4:20
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. Continue reading Do I Need the Power of God?
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. Continue reading Trying to Be Perfect at Not Being Perfect
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. Continue reading Grace and our warped sense of justice.
By Lydia Sellers >>> Brief moment of honesty: I check myself out way too often. It’s habit, but I know I’m not alone in this. The underlying issue is sometimes vanity and sometimes insecurity, both of which can partly be attributed to living in a superficial culture. Aside from the reasons, placing attention on appearances … Continue reading Mirror Mirror on the…
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. Continue reading But the rules don’t apply to me…
By Tiffany Deluccia >>> A couple of questions for you: 1) Have you been discipled? What was that experience like? 2) Have you discipled anyone else? I was recently presented with these questions in a mixed group setting of Christians of various ages and backgrounds. After making it abundantly clear that any answer was acceptable, … Continue reading Two questions for every Christian in 2015