Tag: Sanctification

Quit Trying, Do This Instead

I posted the following prayer in a previous post, and wanted to comment on one portion of the passage. O…

Is Love The Most Important Thing?

There was a Buzzfeed video circulating around last week featuring millennial Christians explaining what makes a Christian.  While a lot…

The Gospel of Self Help vs The Gospel of Need

The chief article and foundation of the gospel is that before you take Christ as an example, you accept and…

Our Favorite Heresies

Christianity Today ran a piece that noted 3 heresies* Evangelical Christians were most likely to believe.  They were: Jesus was…

Why You Need To Be Brutally Honest With God

Have you ever taken a corner too quickly and feel the center of gravity inch you ever so closer to…

How I Want To Go Thomas Jefferson On Suffering

You know what really bothers me?  All this talk about suffering in the Bible.  How suffering is necessary to conform…

Have you ever found yourself wandering in the desert? Maybe you haven't found yourself in a literal desert, but at least in a desert-y period of life.  Perhaps it's in between relationships, jobs, or some other major life event.  Quite honestly, I'm not a big fan of those times. I find myself entering into a major transition of life and I quite honestly have so many thoughts swirling around in my head.  Fortunately, the raw nature of the Psalms are helpful to pray through.  And as a former pastor suggested, weekly therapy sessions in the batting cage helps on a different level. I have found that following Jesus is difficult under the best of circumstances, so when the bad times hit, it is made even more tough. In this season, I'm learning to follow Jesus by preaching to myself.  I'm learning to follow Jesus by writing verses down on a whiteboard, reminding myself of God's promises to not only preserve, but also to establish me.  While I honestly cannot wait for this season to end, I will come out on the other end clinging to the only certain hope I have-- that Jesus is Lord of all.

How I’m Learning to Follow Jesus

Have you ever found yourself wandering in the desert? Maybe you haven’t found yourself in a literal desert, but at…

One Thought To Make Your Heart Sing

Do you want to have your heart sing?  Hear this promise to you: “But anyone who loves God is known…

The Cost of a U-Turn

  The Lord will make a way for you where no foots has been before. That which, like a sea,…

The High Cost of Discipleship

Following Jesus will cost you something.  It will cost you this: putting your whole life on a table and letting…

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