Posts By John
When we choose independence from God, we become blind to the provision as well as to our Provider. Thanksgiving and gratitude go out the window when we desire to be independent of God.
Our deep despair over not being able to perform is both an invitation to lean into His life as well as a check that I'm probably kicking against the goads.
We’re cast on His mercy to save us, and that is so much better a place than those who think they are saved because they decided for Jesus.
The fear of anxiety twists us on the inside and out. Ultimately it overshadows our beauty. It can change our living outlook making us ugly.
While living in a consumer culture we can be deceived to think we have everything we need while truly having nothing.
Living naked and unashamed doesn’t necessarily have to do with clothes. Living in minimalism, pared down to God and His Will.
Whether governmental, religious, familial, pop-cultural, or academic, most of us look to others to be our standard. We often lift them up as heroes, hoping they'll be the standard.
A precious brother started questioning his process because his mentor fell. But our journey isn’t invalidated by the fall of our leaders.
Love is an outward display and a vulnerable expression, shame on the other hand, drives us inward. Shame makes us turtle and hide.
Shame tempts us to hide and make a covering rather than remaining in the Love that covers. Shame becomes like a wall against God.
This world’s cold love stems from a failure to love God and self. Our cold love is the byproduct of our lack of love for God and self.
I have learned that I can’t close off my heart to the world in self-protection and not also close it off to God, who created that world. That's cold love!