I thought of Jesus. I thought of the people He hung around with. I thought of the homeless, the sick, weary, and hungry. I thought of children in Haiti, Kenya, Somalia - I thought of children in the streets downtown.
Fear tells us that the life we dream of, doesn't happen for people like us. He tells us that we're mediocre and that's all we'll ever be.
He proclaimed the joy that would flood Heaven over one person. The person, like you and me, who needs a savior. The person who has stumbled, fallen, rejected, manipulated, and seemed to be so far away - we'd never be accepted.
Some days we're Muhammad Ali during the Rumble in the Jungle against George Foreman. Other days? We're Joe Frazier during the Thrilla in Manilla bout.
What happened when we stopped pursuing God's will for our lives and started listening to people instead?
let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Chances are you've been to church before. Whether it's been one time or you go every Sunday and Wednesday. If you've never been to church, you definitely know someone who does go or used to. A piece of advice given to me when I first started church a few years ago: Just because someone hurts… Continue reading When the Church Hurts
If we aren't actively seeking God and our spiritual gifts, how will God answer us on our judgement day?
We strive for the American dream. A beautiful house, successful career, happy family that we tote around in the biggest, nicest car necessary. See what we missed?
people in the United States are "good" as far as having some idea of God - the church here has them covered