When we take on God’s name, we need always to conduct ourselves so He looks good.
As God is the one who sustains my life, every minute belongs to Him.
“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed.”
Tell him what’s happening and then keep your eyes and your heart open, waiting to see how he’ll sustain you.
If we had in our possession the known components of a vaccine for this virus, would we not be shouting it from the rooftops?
Three powerful lessons from Jesus’ first sign.
The places God leads us to are good.
God has given us Christ, and we have hope, knowing we can meet God in a place of mercy.
I have found it really effective when talking to someone who is angry to say, “You sound angry about this,” or “I can hear that this is making you feel angry.” This gives the other person permission to be angry; an emotion that so many of us shy away from as if it is contagious.
Do we get too focused on what others (like the seven churches) are doing well or doing poorly? Let’s not lose sight of the beautiful promises to all those who overcome!