It’s easy to fall into the trap. And I did big time. What trap is that? The one where you think you’re in control. The one where you allow your anxiety, frustrations, and anger to guide your emotions. The one that pulls you away from God. We sold our house with no solid options for … Continue reading Falling Into the Trap
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?
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.
Remember Him before the silver cord is broken and the golden bowl is crushed, the pitcher by the well is shattered and the wheel at the cistern is crushed; then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 You will die. … Continue reading You Will Die
If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success. Ecclesiastes 10:10 This verse reminds me of the seventh habit in Sean Covey's book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. This habit is called "Sharpen the Saw" and the … Continue reading Sharpening the Saw at Love University
No, no, no! I'm not supposed to cry. I'm not supposed to be sad. I have the joy of the Lord in my heart. Where is my faith if I give into these emotions? But I can't hold them back.
There's nothing new under the sun. You've heard that before. But have you listened?