Truth and grace lie on a spectrum. Some of us place a high value on truth. We proclaim boldly and are strong proponents of the counsel of Scripture. Others reside in grace. These people are the type of friend you call first when you’re hurting. Incredibly, Jesus embodies both grace and truth. Where do you need his balance of these two attributes in your life today?
The Fruits of the Spirit: Love and Joy
God's love must be our model for our personal life, our church life and our relationships. It must flow into us from Christ and flow out from us to those around us. Joy recognizes that Christ will lift us up, it sees the hope to come and takes delight even in harsh times. God’s joy (and the joyous knowledge of His love) must carry us through all of our experiences.
Does Your Mind Wander When You Read the Bible?
Have you ever sat down to read the Bible, gotten only a few paragraphs in, and your mind is off somewhere else? Keith understands, but he shares in this post a trick he has been using for almost 15 years that helps him immensely as he studies God’s Word. Click on the post to see his Bible-reading advice, and let us know if it helps you in your reading this week!
God is Good All the Time
Have you ever lived in a season of thirst or waiting, when you start to wonder if God hears or sees you? In this heartfelt post, Sarah encourages us with God’s word and his everlasting goodness. Who needs to read this truth today? Perhaps you are called to share this post with someone you love and remind them of the “goodness of the Lord in the land of the living”.
The Secret to Waiting Well
In this post, Anne shares her story of growing patience and the ability to “wait well”. God showed her that if she wanted to act like a master, she should model Jesus. Not only was he patient, but instead of waiting to be served, Jesus took a towel and served, by washing his disciples’ feet. In your life, how is God teaching you to be a servant and wait well?
Trusting God in Spite of Storms; A Lesson from Psalm and Betsey the Cat
Betsey, the tortoiseshell cat, obviously had a past experience with storms that taught her to fear thunder, lightning and hail. Like Betsey, we also fear the storms of life, so who can do we turn to when we are faced with terrifying circumstances? Psalm 56 teaches us to put our trust in God, even when the storm is loud and scary.