"So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love." But why is love the greatest of those three?
Our lives can still look like the stained glass window on the outside of the church- broken and dirty. We must not hide our pasts. We have to embrace what God has saved us from and allow him to change us. We must let him shine through.
When we struggle we can find strength and courage to continue on knowing that God is by our side the whole way. What we don't want to find ourselves doing is constantly chasing the path of least resistance. When a project gets too big, or too hard, it's easy to find some new challenge to keep us busy, instead of putting in the hard work to tackle the real challenges God is pushing us towards.
Every day the world is filled with Spiritual battles. We must be aware of our calling to be spiritual warriors for Jesus Christ. A good warrior is always equipped for battle, and without a shield a warrior is defenseless. The shield deflected attacks and protected the warrior from harm.
Knowing you have a Father who watches over you every day, who loves you enough to want the best for you, should be a comforting thought. God loves us, each one of us, individually and specifically.
In the beginning there was darkness. God created light, and He created light through the power of His words. The Lord God speaks creation into existence. There is power in our own words as well, the powers of life and the powers of death.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. –Jeremiah 29:13 What does it look like to seek someone with your whole heart? The simplest analogy is that of a romantic interest. Your thoughts are consumed with the other person, you want to get to know them, but … Continue reading Coffee Cup Verse – Jeremiah 29:13
In the presence of such overwhelming beauty and splendor, I can’t help but feel so small. Just as God cares about the tiniest details of His creation, God also cares about you and I--as small and as insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things--we are significant to God.
Before the fall of man, every day Adam and Eve would spend time walking with God during the cool of the day. They set aside a specific time to meet with God, speak directly to Him, and just be in His presence.
Many times in life, God calls us to do something for His glory that we feel we might not necessarily possess the skills to tackle on our own; the truth is, we don’t. So we wrestle with trying to reconcile our desire to do God’s work with our all-too-evident sense of lack—many a well-meaning Christian finds themselves stuck here and usually for much longer than intended.