In our recent move, we have been sorting through our belongings trying to decide what stays and what goes. It’s been fun to go through the memories of where we’ve been and to dream about where we are going.
Who labored before me, even generations before me, that I am now reaping the fruit from? I love that introspection, but I don’t want to stop there. I also want someone to reap the reward of my labor someday.
We work diligently and question if what we are doing has any significance. We go through the motions, check tasks off our lists, and try to get through the day. As a result, we grow weary of serving and end up giving out of obligation or recognition instead of enjoying the privilege to simply serve. So how do we live beyond our to-do list?
Have you ever felt inadequate in who you are or for the task before you? Me too. But is it possible that God is using our inadequacy to show us His immeasurably more? Could it be that when we are weak, we are actually strong?
As our first and forever best friend, God loves us anyway. He extends us grace because He knows more than anyone else possibly could about us – the good, the bad and the ugly and still loves us anyway. Remember, while we were still sinners Christ died for us (Romans 5:8)? Yes, He knows and yet loves.
What roadblocks do you keep running into? If I’m honest I keep ducking and detouring around the same daily limbs on my path, not to mention the aforementioned tree that was a constant dead end.
Eve and Jesus were tempted in the same ways – physical need, emotional need, and psychological need. Eve gave into temptation, but Jesus did not. How? He knew God’s Word and obeyed it.
I’ve struggled (especially recently during the quarantine) with balancing self-care and others-care. I feel guilty when I focus on me. No one makes me feel guilty, it’s just this inner wrestling with feeling self-centered and selfish when so much of the Bible talks...
Other than my Bible and cup of coffee, opening the window blinds is one of the favorite parts of my morning routine. Why? Because it lets the light in. It’s as if my heart is waking up too. Warmed by the light of the day. I’ve noticed my mood is so much lighter on...
I don’t know about you, but this quarantine has me feeling like I am stuck in a cocoon. At first I really enjoyed the rest, but now I have to admit I’m beginning to feel restless. With all the introspection and growth that has happened within the season I am ready to...