I recently heard a pastor say from the pulpit that our personal salvation depends on our recognition of our sin. We can't, he said, fully love or accept Christ as our Savior until we have understood the weight of our sin. On a surface level, I agree with this...
I’m one of those people who gets pretty excited to take down the Christmas decorations because, despite how much I adore them, I love that fresh, clean slate. This year, however, I decided to leave a few bits and bobs up - mostly, the dried oranges, evergreen boughs,...
And so, I was struck anew when I read the story of Zacchaeus, with this knowledge firmly in my brainspace, even years later.
In this, we can see that love is the preeminent characteristic of the Fruit, as it most fully represents God himself: God is love.
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Talk to God. Experience His peace. Then, turn your mind and think on what is good.
We all have days when we feel as though we’re not enough.
We love our children, but these jobs we chose – or that chose us – are hard.