The willful independence of thinking rather than listening has always earned me the same consequences as those received in the Garden—separation from God.
Christ designed me with a personhood, which He has matched in His plan and purpose for my life. When I hold to old opinions of myself, I derail the reality of the true me.
With all the reality shows and political hijinks out there, many of us are being tempted to daily become judge and jury of our fellow man with our opinions.
We have a lovely parting gifts from the fall in the Garden – opinions. Opinions are actually imprisoning walls containing me and block my acceptance of God's sovereign move.
We were never intended to dwell outside of Peace. So recently I turned off my endless drone of news and chatter. I found that it was disturbing the peace in my life.
I would think that I at least could define my OWN needs…not so much.We are too close to our need to really know what our actual needs are.
The battle for my soul turned on the issue of ownership and now my daily cross confronts the same: Who owns me? Is it Jesus or have I enthroned another?
This is the bottom line of every exchange with the Lord: Who owns me? Do I belong to Jesus in reality or by mere verbal declaration? Either way, I am owned!
Health is like a dipstick which reveals the level of our faith in God’s Lordship and Sovereignty.
The crisis of faith with health care and following the Lord is, “What if I am not hearing Him correctly? What if I die because I didn’t hear?” We all alike struggle with these thoughts.
Being in the Spirit allows us to lean in dependence rather than being strapped with the responsibility to care for ourselves.
Most of my questions of God are "Why?" Like, “Why did You allow this suffering?” My questions reveal my values: comfort and safety. But what does God value?