Our inalienable rights–life, liberty, and our pursuit of happiness–don't necessarily coincide with the declaration of dependence found in the beatitudes.
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.
Life is the stage set for our intimate knowledge of God, a rich knowing of the Most High.
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?
A citadel is intended to withstand a siege. That’s its purpose! The best fortress does not exist in theory; it has weathered its share of storms.
This life is fleeting, but born-again believers are eternal beings. I have eternal life in Christ, who dwells in me, and if you're His, then you do too.
When my ability to wait patiently on the Lord dissolves into ‘WHERE ARE YOU ALREADY?!’ then I’ve exposed exactly what my heart condition really is.
I have learned a secret, one open and available to every child of God. But you must really need this powerful, transforming secret before you see it.
Revelation brings me to God. It removes obstacles and creates desire for my heart’s union with Jesus. Obfuscation builds a wall between the Lord and me.