I was looking back on some writing I did a few years ago and it really hit me about how little I really knew about God's love for me and why I was placed on this earth. It's great to see that I've made progress but it still seems like I know so very little about either myself or God.
The more brokenness I see in this world, the more passionately I pursue God. We give the spirits of darkness WAY too much power! And it's so futile... They have NO authority over our lives... UNLESS we give it to them...
And that doesn't mean we have to bully the bully... all we have to
Sometimes as a Christian, it's hard to let go and trust God completely. We come into this relationship with Christ full of worldly experiences... broken trust with people, rejection from people, hurt by people, betrayed by people... but our worldly perception is all based on PEOPLE... not on God.
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there
Sometimes it is really hard for us to grasp both statements in this MiracleChannel graphic.
When we accept Christ we are forgiven. Wow! That's huge!! Just think of all the stuff you have done in your life - the nasty, rotten, ugly garbage - to yourself and to others. That's one big pile of junk for most of us!! Yet God
Life is filled with choices and decisions. Every day we make thousands of them. Some are habitual - we just do them - like brushing our teeth. Some are conscious choices - like what to wear. Some take a lot of thought - how to respond or react to something.
But all are choices and decisions. And all have consequences.
In the Old Testament, the Israelites took the ark of the covenant everywhere they went. To them it represented the 'presence of God'. It always went before them, being carried by appointed priests. It never followed them. They took it into battle with them, and again, it went first. Every time they did