God died for our illnesses, diseases, afflictions pain and sins. He did more than give us a ticket to heaven. He died to bring heaven to earth.
Because God is the essence of love, if we are truly following and abiding in Christ, we will produce the fruit of His love. That love will be patient, kind and not delight in evil but rejoice in the truth.
Why fight your opponent to the death when you can manipulate them into self destruction?
You may not mean to, but you alienate yourself from Christ’s efforts when you try to justify yourself by your own.
Submission is coming under the authority of something. So, when you come under the authority of Gods word, you simultaneously come out from under the authority of fear.
Life is really funny. So many emotions and different types of circumstances happen all at once. This used to really bother me. I wanted to enjoy the happy moments without them ever being mixed with painful circumstances or sorrowful things out of my control. But that’s life. Joy doesn’t come out of life meeting all... Continue Reading →
There is nothing that opposes the work Christ did on the cross more than when we try to establish our value and worth based on our own work.
Emotions make us irrational. They make us inconsolable. Emotions are truly the only card Satan has left to play.
Knowledge makes us feel informed. It makes us feel like we are in control. Except that we aren't. The more we lean on our own understanding and ability to reason, the farther we get away from real wisdom.
Developing trust is hard. It takes time and patience. It never happens over night & almost always seems like we are one step but a million miles away from it at the same time. But trust is the essence of our relationship with Christ. While we may give Jesus our trust in a moment for... Continue Reading →
Jesus chose to surrender to The Fathers will because He knew on the other side of His greatest pain, was His greatest joy.