Posts By John
Trying to control the uncontrollable. We have had one crisis after the next, all enticing us towards fear or fury, sometimes at the same time.
Forgiveness is a fact, but I have to position my heart within this reality. I choose to forgive what has already been forgiven.
If emotions run our ship we will not only be controlled by the ebb and flow of circumstance but we will miss the God of our moments.
Offenses are an invitation to be involved with God, not something to be avoided. I want to show you how I keep a forgiveness journal to mitigate offense?
I realized that I was becoming weighed down with the barrage of offenses. So how do we live in an offensive world, with ready access to many daily offenses?
Some destruction isn't in blatant unforgiveness, sometimes it's our temptation to feel hatred for those we deeply disagree with in the news.
After months struggling to overcome fear and disconcertion, I now see the silver lining and blessing of COVID and all the chaos.
The obstacles in our path are not hindrances, they literally are the way. I don’t get to sail through life without things that must be overcome.
An insistent pursuit is not a common position for even the average believer. Many slink towards God with hopes that He might possibly answer.
The centurion knew where his answer would be found and with great faith entreated Jesus for His Answer. Faith powers our insistence, not our desire or will or desperation.
Jesus commended the Canaanite woman for her faith – not her prayer, not her will, not her volume, but her faith. She connected faith to her desperation and shameless persistence and Jesus answered.
God likes our faith-filled insistence! But in reality, some of my pleading prayers feel more like a heavenly arm-twisting rather than relationship.