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.
If you don't know the story of Mary and Martha, I'll fill you in but I encourage you to read it for yourself in Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, Luke 10:38-42, or John 11:17-45; 12:1-11. Mary and Martha are sisters who showed hospitality to Jesus and his disciples. Mary was a go with the flow, easy-going,… Continue reading Mary, Martha, & Myrtle
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?
Our past and our present successes/failures may be different but our desire to be understood, heard, and accepted course through our veins.
let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Perhaps, the freedom in Christ is the biggest battle you'll face.
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