We need many days where we stop life and consider our blessing. But there is something better than a holiday, even as wonderful as Thanksgiving is.
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.
In this time and season of the increase of darkness it is going to become more and more difficult to actually stay in love—love for God, love for self, and love of others.
It is impossible to live this life without listening and inquiry. It is in the asking that relationship with God is found.
Shame is us running away from LOVE. While Love covers a multitude of sins, shame uncovers us and leaves us naked.
When the enemy screams in our face that he has won, what do we do? The reason many live defeated is because so many don’t know how to war.
To “lean” is to go completely empty, looking for His filling. Coming with NO opinions, no thoughts and no strength.
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.