Putting God at the center of my life has brought me more fulfillment and peace and joy than I ever had when I was living for myself.
Transform Your Thought Life
Because of his love for us, he has given us a solution for our restless minds. His word. (The Bible) The Word. (Jesus) Yes, he has already given us the key for transforming our minds from lost to found, and it rests in our saying YES to him. By receiving and accepting wisdom we can grow in maturity, faithfulness, and holiness.
God’s Delay, Our Joy
What shall we do in the meantime, while we wait in the painful place where comfort and peace feel so far away from our present situation? How can we make the jump from pain to joy? The answer is, we must wait well.
No Wasted Days
I might be doing all the right things: going to church, serving, reading the Bible, etc. But I am not benefitting as I should if I am not resting in that joy of the Lord.
If we must suffer, suffer well
It feels counter intuitive to our flesh that leaning into God could possibly resolve our inner turmoil. The wisdom of the unbelieving world might call that "sticking your head in the sand" or "being in denial". But I found from experience that getting out of my own head truly was the antidote to this inner turmoil.
Why it’s okay to struggle with understanding the Bible
However hard I tried to read the truth and comfort offered in God's word, I just could not. get. it. in. my. head. I was waiting for God to change my circumstances but instead He was waiting to change my heart.
Who do you trust when things fall apart?
When it seems that evil has the upper hand in the world, we must hold on to the heart-knowledge that God is still on the throne. Our choices in the chaos will prove to whom we belong.
Why we celebrate Advent
Like a father who is coaxing his daughter to jump in the pool, our Father coaxes us to just trust. Even though nothing makes sense and even though we have seen how heavy things sink to the bottom. We jump because we know that our Father is good and has never failed us in the past. We jump because of his track record.
Looking Back to Look Forward
As disciples of Jesus we are called to allow tomorrow to inform the decisions of today, but return to the urgent business of the living present, in the moment.
Who is this King of glory?
Life is a see-saw of constant conversion. Believers naturally desire obedience because of the Holy Spirit within their hears. But how do we keep on track when messy human-ness gets in the way?