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.
Our past and our present successes/failures may be different but our desire to be understood, heard, and accepted course through our veins.
Perhaps, the freedom in Christ is the biggest battle you'll face.
We forget that sometimes life hurts. When it does hurt, we push it away and lean into strength.
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?
We're not going to give what's ours to someone who is going through a rough time. Clearly, it's their fault, they made poor choices so now they must deal with the consequences. It's not our problem.
you can't stop getting your morning coffee because you never got it in the first place