Posts By John
I’m not given a free pass to think as I like just because I don't utter the words that I’m thinking. My thoughts affect others and carry a huge weight!
One of our greatest sins against self is to be defined & confined by our ideas of our self. Our thoughts must be authored by God’s own thoughts.
I'm having to learn a rather crucial life lesson that never seems to end: it's not personal. Often, what I think is a personal attack actually is not personal at all.
There’s only One Life that is not the slave-life and that is the Life of Christ. Every other attempt to live this life is from self and slavery.
In the reality of brokenness, I can live in His grace and compassion for my fellow man because we all are sojourners in a broken land.
Expectations are laws we set to control. When I expect from someone, I am determining what is needed to please ME.
God’s vision of my world is eternal and redemptive, while my vision and discernment is just a spiritual diagnosis not the ultimate reality.
His goal for my prayer life is connection with Him who is my Answer, not the answer in itself. Prayers don't equate His obligation to answer.
Our inalienable rights–life, liberty, and our pursuit of happiness–don't necessarily coincide with the declaration of dependence found in the beatitudes.
Do we ever think God is wasteful, extravagant, or excessive? If the answer is yes, then we might be judging things with human eyes!
When we expect God to move in a particular way, and that's not the way He moves, we can become disappointed in the ways of God…even offended.
When I am in pain I can become offended. It's easy to be offended and not actually do the work to discover the Lord in and through the pain.