Love of the world is not only found in brothels and bars. When the world distracts our eyes and directs our focus, we have love of the world.
How many times do I make snap judgments about people? Do I care who the person really is? Do I display the general Shepherd aspect of Christ's character?
Rudi is a living parable sent from the Father, a lesson in which His heart was clearly visible and made known to me through a shepherd and a baby goat.
I never knew how Paul could rejoice after the Lord refused to remove the ‘thorn in his side,’ but I’m beginning to. There really is joy in being tested!
To believe in Jesus is the work He asks me to do; He takes care of the rest, including the impudent faith I need when I'm asking God for something.
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.
If we’re being shepherded by our God through listening and following the Spirit, that is evidenced in our having peace.
A friend of mine asked if he was following the instruction of man too closely. So I asked the Father, "When is close too close?"
At the end of the two surgeries and weeks of healing, there was just me and a finger that felt like Frankenstein.
It's one thing to believe the Shepherd, knowing Psalm 23 is true. It's quite another to experience all of it, every verse, as His present, personal reality!
There is one journey, one encounter, and one history for every Christian. And it is gathered into Psalm 23, simple and brief, yet barely understandable.
One of the scary realities of being utterly dependent is just how dependent "utterly" actually is. The Lord makes us absolutely dependent.