Awakening can be more than a moment; it can be a lifestyle. And it can be more than a personal, individual experience with God in mystical terms.
What you choose to focus on affects your emotions, your mood, your worldview, your sense of self, your intentions, your motives, and your decisions.
I believe God has a plan for saving the world, and it is a nonviolent plan. It is characterized by sacrificial love and grace for all.
If you want to escape the rat race and break apart to win the race God has for you, here’s the key. Don’t look around. Look ahead, to Jesus.
Whenever you think, feel, pray, assess, and make decisions, remember the existence and presence of your inner community. Consider ways in which you’re living according to patterns established before you were ever born.
What if the realization of our finiteness just drives us to the need for connection and revelation? Maybe being “lost“ is exactly what God wants us to feel when he knows that we need more of him in our lives.
These morning declarations are great for a Jesus-following family to repeat on the way to school to get in a proper mindset for the day ahead.
There is the encouragement that we can alter the trajectory of our own lives, and the lives of those under our care, to make the future better than the past.
Is it possible to choose joy over cynicism? Yes, and it can make all the difference in our experience of a life that is healthy, holy, and happy.
If you’re a leader, look for your own limp. Where is your wound? What is the pain out of which you’re being formed? Find it and lead with a limp, not a strut.
To all who are weary and burdened – spiritually exhausted – Jesus offers an invitation to truly rest in his grace rather than to suffer under judgment.
Whatever losses we absorb in life, grief is the reality that follows. And yes, grief comes in stages, but the stages repeat. And they refuse to stay in order. The more you learn to welcome grief, the more you’ll grow in your ability to stand firm and enjoy the peace and beauty of the life that surrounds you.