… that I never touch… because I use the Bible App on my iPhone 5 or BibleGateway.com on one of my computers. It’s just easier – and I always have it available. I rarely think about how I am so grossly spoiled. Forgive me, Father. & thank You.
It’s not that I won’t remember where I’m from Just don’t wanna be here no more It’s not enough (We’re only half alive) I’m gonna go (We’re only half alive) Where the rest of the dreamers go Daydreaming Daydreaming all the time Daydreaming Daydreaming into the night
I took all of these pictures at the same place from almost the same vantage point – yet their content is uniquely beautiful.
There are several verses in the Bible that pierce straight to the heart in regards to who we hang out with. In John 17:15 Jesus said, “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.” The verses below aren’t suggesting that we don’t socialize with unbelievers who could potentially “lead us astray”. Jesus lived among and served some of the furthest people from God. We need to reach people right where they are and remember that WE TOO WERE ONCE THEM and that it was only by the grace of God that we can minister to them. Yes, that’s dangerous and takes a solid faith and a pure heart. It means praying that you remain faithful and strong in the midst of what temptations the world may throw at you just like Paul did in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 when he exhorted the Thessalonians in his letter saying, “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” A few months back I wrote a short post on relationships and what we are communicating about our faith in how we live and talk that I think is relevant to this post.
Listen to people talk all the time. They fell out of love. “I just don’t love him anymore.” In fact, the thing that’s probably most frowned upon in predominant culture when it comes to love is someone who loves by will, what the Hebrews called ahava. It was a love of the will. It was “I’m not going anywhere.” Don’t romanticize that. That’s not rose petals and violin
“WHATEVER you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” – Colossians 3:23 It’s interesting how Paul chose, “whatever”, as if maybe pursing God’s will for our life isn’t necessarily as much about the “what” as it is the “why”, the attitude of…
“Slow are the steps of repentance, but swift are the feet of forgiveness. God can run where we scarcely limp, and if we are limping towards Him, He will run towards us.” -from Spurgeon’s sermon on the parable of the Prodigal Son. We are all the Prodigal Son. Just as…
For us love is a verb. For God love is a noun. God IS love. It’s the essence of His character – of which we can find the ultimate comfort in. It’s why He loves us. The nature of Gods love is displayed in that He gave Himself to us. Our love towards others – whether lover, friend, or foe – should strive to reflect that love.
When I think of the name Westboro Baptist Church several emotions come over me. Anger. Sadness. Confusion. Hope. I am angry that they are tarnishing the image of Christianity and the name of Christ by using the Bible as a defense of their hate towards people. I am sad for…