What proof would we give if we must believe He is risen without seeing the very marks on His hands?
Pruning involves getting rid of unwanted parts to improve structure and encourage healthy growth. What will I have to give up and how?
If we have not obeyed in the way God has instructed, can we expect to receive what God has promised?
There is no fear in practicing the truth, but have you ever felt yourself not wanting to?
I have tried to hide from God. It's as if I think that if I'm not expressing it then God can't see it. And, if I don't tell Him then I won't have to repent because really I'm not ready to change. Not yet.
Maybe sometimes I feel defeated by not being able to serve at the magnitude that I desire, but one thing both knowledge and love has taught me is that God is more powerful and merciful than I could ever imagine and by His will, He will use me in ways I never thought possible.
My faith has been strained lately. Not in the sense that I would fall away, but more so that I haven't felt much of an emotional connection.