For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,2 Corinthians 10:4-5 The thing about working for large public corporations is that unless you are very... Continue Reading →
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.
I'm just trying to live every day like Jesus and I fail a lot. To show that in my writing was always my intent from the beginning 8 years ago, but I've strayed from that and gotten into my head about it. As a result, I think my writing has become sterile and lacking joy. I really want to change this.
Even with a heavenly calling on me, I can get caught up in sin in spite of myself. The line gets blurred constantly. Things like gossiping, grumbling against management decisions, or even participating in less-than-godly conversations just to fit in can knock me off course at work. So how do we maintain our purpose and razor sharp focus while the ruler of the world works to render us inefficient?
As a follower of Jesus, I know that we are commanded to “go and make disciples of all the nations”; this isn’t an option. However, for years I chose to ignore this command because, let’s face it. I care way too much what people think of me. I could never be that bold.
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.
Now in 2020 I want to DEPEND on him and know what that really is like. And so, now that I know where I’ve been, I can turn toward where I am going: Into the unknown with a cloud of glory leading the way and more glory following behind me. Isn’t that how we should face every day? We are forever traveling to our destinations, whether it is to Egypt or Babylon, or back to Jerusalem to rebuild. But the whole way we know that our ultimate destination is to be with our Good Father forever, even though we must spend a while in exile.
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.