Posts By John
Does pain mean I'm resisting God? Pain is inevitable. If I’m living life, I'll experience pain. Pain is not the enemy, while suffering is very different.
His grace has shown me purpose for certain pains in my life, but simple understanding of what God takes us through really doesn’t have power in itself. No, where there’s power is in my yes.
When life hurts us, there's a temptation to make a pact with the devil to survive it. This play for power over the pain in our lives is deadly and devastating.
Our life’s power will always be within our YES to God. This is our way into the Kingdom, a path full of YES’s to God.
So here is the ease of the Christian life. ALL God’s promises have been fulfilled in the Life of His Son.
What if we simply, whole-heartedly opened our lives up to God when He poised something to us? It's as easy as YES!
When people meet us, do they meet our need or Jesus? When we walk through the world, is it “Christ” or “me” they see?
Some surrender to the cosmos as ones who are tossed by its whim and fancy; a simple leaf in the torrent unable to direct their path.
I am literally a carrier of the presence of the living God. More precisely stated, I carry Him everywhere I go. I am an ark of His presence.
Being sorrowful about sin doesn’t mean that we hunger and thirst for righteousness. Grief about our sinful condition is not actual repentance for our sin.
For years I have worked to accept my life in its entirety. By nature it's not in us to embrace our story. Acquiesce to it maybe but receive it…not so much.
Hopelessness is insupportable within the Life of Christ, and it’s a quagmire from which we need to be rescued.