The benefit of diving into something with all of your strength, heart, mind and soul is that you get clear. This is what has happened to me in the last year. I feel clear now about what it means to be led by the Spirit. It is a complex topic and I find that others […]
John Kuypers presents a live sermon on spiritual blindness and Matthew 7:5 – what it means to have a plank in our eye and how we cannot see clearly in difficult situations, often making things worse. Inner peace is our reward when we remove the plank from our eye… This is Jesus’ First Rule of Inner Peace.
American evangelist Billy Graham’s daughter Anne Graham Lotz discovered later in life that doing things Jesus’ upside-down way brings inner peace if only she could figure out how to do it. She recently published a book, Wounded by God’s People, acknowledging how often she has felt hurt by other Christians. At the age of 65, […]
Farmers learn an unforgettable truth from an early age. “Make hay while the sun shines.” In other words, drop everything else because NOW is the time to shift gears and adapt to new realities. Being weather-dependent teaches farmers to be flexible and roll with the punches better than most. We can learn something valuable from farmers […]
Being present requires one thing: a deep self-confidence that you are good enough. In order to be in the present, you must trust that you will be able to handle whatever comes your way in life. When we were toddlers around the age of two, we had that deep self-trust. We knew beyond a shadow […]
Spiritual intimacy begins at the source: God. God is love, the apostle John assures us in 1 John 4:8 “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” To love means to give. Jesus makes this very clear throughout his teachings and by his example. He died to allow us to love and be […]