If we define our reality by our current circumstances, we are set up to be offended. Faith trusts that God is good, regardless of my circumstances.
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?
The source of most of our stress, if not all of it, is our opinions and judgments, but once I looked at God, He rushed in to extinguish my opinionated fire.
Everything in the world is exactly how it should be, or God would change it. This is our sovereignty dilemma.
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.
There's someone trying to lead us. It isn't accidental, it's quite purposeful. They desire to motivate us, guide our decisions, and direct our activity.
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.
The battle for my soul turned on the issue of ownership and now my daily cross confronts the same: Who owns me? Is it Jesus or have I enthroned another?
This is the bottom line of every exchange with the Lord: Who owns me? Do I belong to Jesus in reality or by mere verbal declaration? Either way, I am owned!
There is no commonsense to our care; there is only His mind and Will. Utter dependence on God tests our actual faith in God—and our belief in who He is.
Being in the Spirit allows us to lean in dependence rather than being strapped with the responsibility to care for ourselves.