If your car broke down, could you fix it? If your computer did not reboot, could you fix it? If your life is a mess—choked with grief, confusion, pain, regret, uncertainty—could you fix it? There are some things in life that are so overwhelming that their solution requires more than we can give. We could try, of course, to think our way through difficulty. We could Google key words or search on YouTube for solutions.
It has happened to you or to someone near and dear—a dreaded diagnosis. How do you respond? A military style response would be to know your enemy, make a plan, and execute the plan. A spiritual response would be to know your enemy, make a plan, and execute the plan. It should come as no surprise that both responses, overall, are identical. In fact, in Christian terms, we speak of spiritual warfare, putting on armor,
To what does the abundant life point? If you believe in eternity, it may point to this: a room in God’s mansion prepared for you (John 14:2). If this sounds attractive, the obvious question is how do I get there? The answer is both simple and complex. In the simple form, it is a matter of accepting Christ as your savior. The complexity arises when you consider the journey through life that such an acceptance
Oswald Chambers, in Receiving Yourself in the Fires of Sorrow, states that “sorrow either gives me to myself or it destroys me.” What he means is that sorrow can remove shallowness but not necessarily make someone a better person. Success, he says, cannot make you a better person for it leads to pride. So, are we to welcome sorrow? No. But we can welcome what God can do in us as we work through the
“There is something restorative about being in a sacred space.” Sometimes all we want to do is sit in church because it is a holy place, a quiet place, a place of restoration, and a place where we can meet God in His house. “There is something restorative about being in a sacred space. The ancient world knew this well; Israel had a deep understanding of sacred space. The temple was looked upon as the
(This is a hybrid post composed of three separate and excellent posts.) 6 Spiritual Seasons of Life (and How to Flourish in Them) In this post, Author Courtnaye Richard states two important facts; we are always in a season of life and these seasons can and will change. So, it is critical to identify which season we are in and how to live in it faithfully. Here are her 6 seasons: 1. The Dry Season