“Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 This is probably a familiar verse, but what does seeking the Kingdom of God mean? How do we seek it “first”? Suzy reflects on these and a few other questions about seeking God.
Finding My Pace in Life
As I flipped through another page in my planner, I wondered how to accomplish all my tasks in a mere 24 hours? With three part-time jobs, I lived the proverbial juggling act. But, I took long walks and prayed for guidance. I fasted and confessed my sorrow for stealing time from the Lover of my soul. In the process, I discovered how many distractions of pace fed my lust for significance and applause.
Honor, Courage and Faith (Take Five)
In today’s Take Five, we’re going to revisit some posts on Trochia that deal with these themes. Whether you are looking for faith in our powerful God, courage to pray, strength to honor and follow Christ well, we hope that today’s posts encourage you.
What is Evidence of the Holy Spirit?
So what is the telling sign of the Holy Spirit's presence in the life of a Christian? Galatians 5:22-23 tells us “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law."
God’s Love in Loneliness
Most of the time, I enjoy my single woman status, but once in a while, the loneliness of my singleness creeps in like a black cloud that hovers over a previously sunny day. But, in prayer I'm reminded that God wants relationship with me, and that Jesus considers us his friends (John 15:14-15). How incredible that this utterly awesome and mysterious One waits for us to stop long enough to say, “I love you, too.”
Slowing Down and Traveling Light (El Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Part 4)
As we neared Santiago, and the conclusion of this adventure, I realized that life is about the journey, not the destination. How often we set our eyes on the goal, and miss the incredible experiences between here and there. On our last day, as we left the countryside and entered into the large city of Santiago, the feelings were overwhelming.