I be deeply concerned and proactive about what is wrong in our society, government or the behavior of others but I don't have to become offended or angry over it. God will make all things right, with perfect justice, grace and mercy that I am not capable of.
My Mom, the Peacemaker
Our greatest example of a peacemaker is Jesus. Isaiah 53:5 says, "But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed." Jesus comes and gives everything, just like my mom did for my aunt.
Friendship and Reconciliation (Take Five)
If you're like me, you need to hear about people who are courageously honest and welcoming - who reconcile and seek justice, who keep their eyes on Jesus and their arms outstretched in love toward others. I hope this collection of posts from around the web encourages your heart today - let's live authentically and with purpose in our relationships today.
Is Obedience to God a Formula for a Blessed Life?
It’s natural to look for “formulas” for life’s problems. But maybe instead of neat little formulas, we should trust God to strengthen our hearts and help us focus on Him rather than an easy existence in this life. While some are blessed with a charmed earthly existence, others struggle. Justice does not always occur on this earth and within our timelines, but we know that God is good and that our hope is in him.
Worldly Wisdom Or God’s Wisdom (Part 4)
“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” James 3:17 Christ’s wisdom allows us to know justice and dispense justice and peace with Godly intentions, without selfish motivations. In him, we will yield, listening, obeying and to being open to reason, so we can make allowances for other's feelings, weaknesses and strengths.
True Justice, and Serving Victims in Jesus’ Name (Take Five)
This week we are looking at stories and perspectives from International Justice Mission, the A21 Campaign and other brave individuals who are working hard for justice in the name of Jesus. We hope that today’s Take Five will inspire you to love someone deeply and serve a victim, whether in your neighborhood or across the world.