Life's to be lived in the moment. Truly this moment is all I have. Only in the present moment can we experience our place of union and relationship with God.
Often we're tempted to fixate on the devil to remain safe. It's the enemies tactic and hope, desiring to keep our eyes on him and off the Lord.
What if the presence of difficulty and hardship were just the Lord’s plea for us to embrace our dependence and pursue relationship with Him?
I received the word pining. In it God implied that I have pined for a father and a father's love all my life yet now I will carry His own pining as a father to the fatherless through me.
There’s purpose to living for His pleasure alone. Even if nobody takes note of the things I write, paint, or create, I still benefit from my creating!
If life is art, who is my audience? We all are called to please One, whether another single soul takes notice.
I heard a message delivered by a dear friend of mine. At the time it skewered me. Someone put to words with a visual picture a message I had resisted all my life.
Immanuel is God with us. Our lives, in their totality, are intended to be lived with Him. We are to take Him into every living situation of our lives as He lives and I witness.
Parables are intended to connect our awareness by plugging it into God with us reality. Jesus communicates in our earthly understanding.
Christ says, the kingdom belongs to these. So does this mean if I am an adult am I disqualified? It is obvious that there is a meaning deeper than just small children.
In the past I have looked at relationships as if my God was miserly. I felt the need to extract from them as much as I could as quick as I could, because surely the Hand of God was about to remove them.
Our shame attaches itself to our triggers and colors our world. We're laying down our triggers and shame, which prevent us from seeing the Glory of Christ in us.