Is love really left to chance? Are we supposed to simply hope we get lucky in love, or is there more to it? Because love is often misunderstood, many have sought to obtain it, confine it or define it in human terms. But what does God say about love? In this post, Tammy shares truth from God’s word about His love, and how He loves us too much to leave it to chance.
Making a Memorial for Jesus
Establishing memorials is a normal human activity. We establish memorials as a way to remind us of a person or event long after the person is gone or the event is over. We are desperate to never forget sacrificial loss and to be united again to our loved ones. We create memorials to remind ourselves: our loss was deep; a life mattered; we are forever changed.
Have you ever played the game where one person holds an item, hidden behind their back, while the other person has to guess which hand holds the item? The game is simple - pick one! In Deuteronomy 30:19-20, God offers two things straight from His hands for us to pick - life and death, blessings and curses. The one we pick reflects our relationship with God.
Is Your Crown in the Gutter?
For Christians, the crown represents something of great spiritual value - a higher calling and intense sacrificial love. We ought to wear the crown Jesus gives us with pride, polishing it as often as we can and vowing never to let it slip from its rightful position in our lives. Sometimes, though, we let sin tarnish our crown and carelessly fall into the gutter.
How to See the Goodness of God in Suffering (Romans 12:12)
Tammy recently experienced a time of great suffering. For those who don’t know the Lord, suffering must seem like an unsolicited punishment with an unknown outcome. But for those who know the Lord, we know we can trust his goodness in the worst of times; we are not without hope. God’s word, and specifically, Romans 12:12 can help us to cope.
Prayer: in Faith or in a Temper Tantrum?
Tammy recently saw a license plate frame which boasted, “I saw it. I wanted it. I threw a fit. I got it!” Sadly, we often approach God in a similar manner when we pray, making our prayers short-sighted and more like a temper tantrum than a prayer in faith. Our prayers should focus less on our desires and more on God’s will for us.