A good friend of mine made a very touching public statement about how we (Christ Followers) should bear one another’s burdens as the law of Christ demands. My friend was talking about our caring for one another is relates to physical, spiritual and emotional needs. He was saying that we should care enough about one … Continue reading Bearing One Another’s Burdens
When dealing with this kind of healing - a situation where my salvation in Christ and my strong dependence upon the Father and my strong listening to the Holy Spirit is real - there is just no way for me to be in fear. My rules from the doctor in these first two weeks is … Continue reading Encouraged … believing the healing is coming
Yes – I am affected by the tragedy! I am affected because we try to make these images trite, common – we act like its just another tragedy. There is no alleged shooter here -- there are no alleged victims; it is all crystal clear! This guy intended to do evil and he did just that. Call it mental illness; call it hate; call it demonic activity -- SEMANTICS! It is evil. It is demonic. It is sin. Yes, my heart breaks that they were murdered -- but not just because they were black and murdered -- because they were murdered at all!
As we grieve the things that happen to us on this earth, we can rejoice that we are not alone nor or we forsaken! We have a great High Priest who is acquainted with the troubles that we face. He is limitless in His mercy and grace and He invites us to cast our cares upon Him.
God blesses. He blesses because He is a good God. Christians have fallen prey to the world’s message that He blesses us because we deserve some blessing just because – but that is not the case, necessarily. In fact that is a backwards statement as it relates to the Kingdom of God. We obey him … Continue reading Our Just Due