Jesus sees a different future than the one to which the wilderness leads. He sees the kingdom of God in which the gospel is preached to the poor, the brokenhearted are healed, prisoners are set free to love God and to love all that God has created, the blind are given sight to see the wonders and the woes of God’s amazing creation.
"If we trust in what we see, we only see the grave. If we’re fixated on the grave, we miss the garden that’s right next to it."
"I have believed that suffering is an intrusion on my personal plans, goals, feelings, etc. instead of realizing that it just might be an instrument that brings me closer to You"
It is there every day you open Instagram between the hours of eight and ten o’clock, The cliché Christian post of someone sitting in a coffee shop or outside with coffee in their hands and a Bible laid out alongside multiple highlighters. (There is no judgement here, I am only poking fun of my people). … Continue reading TAWG (Time Alone With God)
The life of the believer is one of daily devotion and dependence.
The balance of the already but not yet concept gives me hope while calling me to action.
Paul encourages the early Christians to derive their identity – their sense of self and self-worth – in their relationship to God in Christ. This is the firm foundation our souls so desperately seek in an ever-fluctuating world.
The world hasn’t changed, but we must change how we inhabit the world.
In his poignant plea, Job asks prophetically that his trials be recorded permanently for all to see, written in “iron pen and lead, hewn in rock forever.” That his suffering never be forgotten.
Your story, like theirs, begins with a journey to God-knows-where, with a torn map at best, full of threats and perils, promises and wonders, your words and deeds echoing beyond your reach in time and space.