To ‘see’ Jesus with a focus of the heart and the eyes of the spirit—that is the hope of being changed and the way of radical connection to His very essence.
Every word of correction and every place that the Cross comes to kill something out of me is an example of where I’ve been pouring life into death.
An excruciating spiritual separation. Every step of Christ's crucifixion was physically excruciating, but was His physical pain the true pain He suffered?
Either Jesus is who He claims to be or He is an utter fraud. Cry Hosanna, because Jesus is all that He promised and HE LIVES! Hosanna for evermore!
The world has been crucified to me through Christ, and I have been crucified to the world. A reality which has an amazing and divine purpose for us all.
"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.
Desperation of the flesh is not the "sacrifice" of a broken and contrite heart that God responds to, but it can be a step in the right direction.
I don't think that there's any spiritual dealing that isn't shot through with our response to the sovereignty of God in that place or moment, even the moon.
Here is a reminder that I welcome with tears of relief and joy: The weight of the world isn't mine to carry. I am called to shine, not to solve.
Maybe the people in our lives and circumstances would be more motivated to ask about the God we believe in if we displayed the Love of Jesus?
We can pray someone into their right mind, giving them complete clarity when they choose, but we cannot override their choice.
We make at least a hundred decisions every day – and in each of those decisions, we decide either to please ourselves or to please God.