I have learned, through much pain and difficulty that I need NO man. Dependence on anyone or anything other than God is just destructive.
In the middle of shelter in place I have solely run the office and its functions. What could have taken me under has been a huge blessing of functioning.
Our response to government reveals our heart about God. And this is because God uses authority to expose our hidden heart attitudes.
In crisis we find out who we are under authority. This is a call to choose this day to seek the King rather than complaining about our rights being violated.
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?
True silence isn't an exercise in remaining quiet but the art of listening. Anyone can remain quiet but the power of silence lies in listening not speaking.
To walk with God, we quickly learn that comprehensive understanding is unattainable. In the mystery of God, I experience great expanse, not limitation.
The result of being closed-fisted rather than open-hearted is constraint on my relationship with Christ. I'm required to engage my heart by keeping it open.
In that day you will be able to say with Paul, “for me to live is Christ.” That's the wonder of the exchanged Life, the Great Exchange we're to experience.
In the whale, Jonah was in the will of Another. Likewise, when we are in Christ, we’re swallowed up into Him so that His resurrected Life will flow.
There's another aspect of God using our motives to move us to be in line with His Will—being a child. Once Jesus is our Lord, He is actually Lord.