Sometimes it is easier to turn off our hearts in obedience than to wrestle with God about things we don’t want to do. God wants connection over obedience.
The angels declared great joy for all the people, but shortly afterward great pain entered the region Jesus came. Where is the great joy that was promised?
Have you tasted the joy of living in who you were called to be, but now feel you are in some forgotten place? Here is how to succeed in the wilderness.
In my efforts to not manipulate God, I hinder my prayers by limiting them to things I feel are reasonable. I create my own lid to what God may do for me.
She could have let this disappointment ruin her whole day, but she didn’t. She was great. This is what I learned from my 8 year old’s birthday.
Disappointment sets us back where we downgrade our view of God so we will not get hurt again. Are we giving up on God or overcoming in our faith?
We devalue God’s love to think He only blesses us to be a blessing. That’s not love; that’s manipulation. He didn’t spare His Son, won’t He also…
Why are some people’s prayers answered? Some people find success, fulfillment, and basic joy in life. Does God play favorites? God hated Esau didn’t He?
When you make mistakes, is God disappointed with you? Does God use displeasure to move us to repentance or is there another way?
As kids we are too young to properly interpret our world. Without direction we are bound to get it wrong. My interpretation of my world was I was unwanted.
Sometimes God allows our own subtle will to become a wilderness that we would tire of laboring for answers and listen instead to His heart by resting.
We use accountability, consequences, shame, and guilt to motivate people not to sin. But, what does God use? How does God motivate us not to sin?