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.
The bathing suit argument
Legalism puts words in God's mouth and makes outward things higher than the matters of the heart.
Seeking God: Keep a soft heart
The seed sown on the rock never brought any fruit to perfection.
The invisible friend
At the moment of belief, we are anointed by the Holy Spirit and he comes to live inside of us. Every minute of every day since I first invited Jesus into my heart, he has been here, living, watching, feeling, and cheering for me this whole time. Even when I forget about him, he NEVER... Continue Reading →
When is God good?
Is God good when I get what I want? Is He still good when I don’t get what I want? At first glance, I want to say “All the time”. But wait, is that true for me? Do I actually live my life like God is good, or do I stomp my feet and cry... Continue Reading →
The “getting” is good
I scoffed when I saw this on a cheap decorative canvas at Ross. It's the kind of thing that gets passed over at department stores so long that they have to send it to...Ross. How incredibly cliche, and yet - how incredibly true. If the destination is Heaven with Jesus, then the journey should surely not... Continue Reading →
True worship, Part II
O Lord of hosts, who tests the righteous, who sees the heart and the mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you have I committed my cause. ~Jeremiah 11:12 All praise and glory be to our Father who sees our hearts and our minds, who knows us so thoroughly. In His wisdom... Continue Reading →
But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. ~John 4:23 This quote is from the passage from John where Jesus stops and talks to the Samaritan woman. When she asks him where the correct place is... Continue Reading →