Like an Arab merchant, we haggle and wheel and deal to get the best we can, all the while, the Lord just wants relationship, not a deal. Our gimmicks don't work.
If life is art, who is my audience? We all are called to please One, whether another single soul takes notice.
All things, all our interaction in this world is with Christ. I don’t interact with individuals or circumstances; I interact with Christ. Is this true?
If you look at the stories of the men of faith in the Bible, each of them had to embrace God and His Word as He defined it to them.
Prayer and sovereignty are uniquely entwined while appearing to be seemingly contradictory. So if God is sovereign, what is the purpose of prayer?
How far will our God go to make Himself known and to love us? I can never underestimate the lengths to which God will go in assisting me to know Him. His reach and pursuit is often shocking.
What if the presence of difficulty and hardship were just the Lord’s plea for us to embrace our dependence and pursue relationship with Him?
Living is about relationship with Him. And the way He accomplishes this is to reduce us down, down to dependence on Him, a moment-by-moment involvement.
A lover isn't motivated primarily by self-satisfaction but by relationship. A lover is focused on the one they love.
How can we live a life where our knowledge is Christ? We were created for Christ to be our knowledge and He wants us to enter this reality.
Did I approach my quiet times like a job? Did I function like I had work to do, and come hell or high water, I was going to do it.
How about seeking to focus my attention on loving God rather than always seeking to always BE loved by Him?