“Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” (John 3:18)
If you were standing in a full-on burning building and the fireman who had intimate knowledge of the property and situation was directing you to the one, single way out, my hope is that you would be willing to follow the one who has come to rescue you and bring you to safety.
Whether you want to believe it or not, this world is on fire… but there is a way out.
“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1)
Before I came to Christ, I viewed Christianity as a strict religion based on a bunch of rules and commands. And if I was honest with myself, I would never be able to follow them; let alone would I want to follow them in the first place. It was a “yoke of slavery” that I had no interest in succumbing to.
I woke up this morning sort of frustrated, but God reminded me through His Word and His Spirit that He is sovereign and that all things happen in His timing and under His control.
I’m going to practice my own self-control and restraint in this post and not actually mention what was frustrating me, but the story of Gideon in Judges 6 definitely spoke to me in ways that reminded me that He is patient and gracious with us through all of our humanity, blindness, and ignorance. (more…)
“You killed my father! Aaaaaahhhh!!!!!” the tween boy yelled as he swung his Dollar Tree plastic sword at my daughter Chloe’s head. (more…)
Today when I walked into the kitchen, our dog (Mochi!) gave me a nice surprise. She had peed in a completely random spot on the floor next to the pantry, about 3 feet away from her pee pad. She had also poo’d on the opposite side of the kitchen, also 3 feet away from her pee pad. We have older tile with grout in the kitchen, so the pee was carried into our pantry, spreading across the floor like water bursting through a series of channels, wetting everything we had stored on the pantry ground. (more…)