Whichever way you choose, God supports. It's amazing how much the prodigal's father supported his son's choice. He enabled him to go and held back nothing!
I live in constant awareness of the Lord’s soon return and that means being willing to be made ready to meet His Blazing Eyes. Are you being made ready too?
Repentance enters the redemption that Christ sowed with the seed of His Life-Blood and we gain the unearned liberty of suffering none of our consequences.
The Prodigal’s waste is inexcusable. Then and now. What parent could just dismiss such sin and betrayal? What father could instantly trust such a child?
What I’m seeing in a whole new light today is just how much the enemy brings to bear against every start I make in the direction of Jesus Christ.
If someone mocks me and I respond to them with mockery and earn their enmity, it’s not Christ that they’re targeting. I was the one to make it personal.
As the world spirals deeper into lawlessness, the “where sin abounded” part of the verse is featured more often without the following promise of grace.
The story of the botched 'Ecce Homo' fresco isn't a story of shame or failure, though both are there. It is a story of God's great mercy and unfailing love.
"Being a good person begins with being a wise person." Justice Antonin Scalia was a wise man labeled a fool by most of the world, and he was unmoved by it.
There’s a factor left unmentioned in my last post about three tragic lives: GRACE! I wanted to dedicate a whole post to it.
I sometimes wonder if the foundation of respect within the Spirit’s kindness isn’t the key to being able to pour God’s love on a stranger in an instant.
I know the gift that is loving someone, yet I have been a miser when it comes to letting someone love me. I've denied that gift to others.