Our inalienable rights–life, liberty, and our pursuit of happiness–don't necessarily coincide with the declaration of dependence found in the beatitudes.
Not relegating ourselves to the Will of God will leave us paupers. To grasp for more makes us unable to actually receive what He wants to give.
Our life events and situations have one purpose in their design: that we would come to know our God in a deep and meaningful way.
Our Heavenly Father tells His children what He's doing. We aren’t relegated to conjecture and presumption, He wants to tell us what He is doing.
In our current reality everything is suspect. I know our faith is tested through uncertainty, but I want to live unshaken in shaky times.
I want to show how sin and the coronavirus are extremely similar in nature. You don’t outrun a virus nor do you out maneuver sin.
Having passion is different than having strong emotion. Godly passion is focus and direction, whether emotions are involved or not.
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'm disturbed that things are changing and they'll affect my life, my comfort, and my convenience. I want the News to stop making me uncomfortable.
If I pinch off the conduit of love for myself, then I can’t be a vessel of delivery to bring it to another. I am called to love myself and to love others.
Though we are to give thanks to God in everything, we are not called to REJOICE over everything. No, instead we are called to rejoice IN THE LORD always.
I want to call out the 800-pound gorilla in the room—the presidential elections, debates, and constant mud slinging. How is God leading us through this?