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.
Not relegating ourselves to the Will of God will leave us paupers. To grasp for more will making us unable to actually receive what He wants to give.
Repentance has never erased what I’ve done; it simply ushered in the grace and forgiveness that I so desperately need just to walk through this life.
Beauty and Buddy are part of my salvation story, because they were part of how the Lord broke open my heart and gave me eyes to see a life beyond my own.
I can overflow with praise and gratitude at times. But I am speaking here of a life that breaths thanksgiving to God, a mind of unending gratefulness!
The scripture says to thank God for everything. It's rather easy to thank God for my life blessings but what about those things that have wounded me deeply?
The fruit of surrender and embracing the Cross is the contentment of Christ, a quiet joy and genuine acceptance and gratitude for the life He’s given.
There is a silence born of the Holy Spirit’s taming of the tongue, and a silence born of control and calculation and delusion. Only one silence is Life.
This is true Thanksgiving to the Creator and Provider: to live each day of all the days He gives.
The heart of the gospel is the bloody cross of total forgiveness.
Let's look at a holiday gesture that was supposed to say, “Merry Christmas and thank you for your service.” Nice, right? Well, let’s go further.
Obligation and expectation really go together, but it’s taken me awhile to see just how connected they are.