We’ve all had to suffer great loss of job, relationship, dignity, and or course money.
As one who has lost everything more than once, I can attest that
“when all is lost all is found”
Not too long ago, I wrote a post entitled,
Although It’s been on my mind to do something about my health, I’ve basically just kept putting it off.
That is until today.
Let me set this up by saying that I feel like my life’s mission in Decatur Ga is to be a fitting an ambassador of Jesus Christ. It’s a calling; an invitation if you will. But after the first couple of weeks of living here, I realized that I make a terrible ambassador.
I was never quite sure if Jesus meant that we should literally dismember ourselves, but the contrast he drew was both radical and graphic.
“Give us a conservative because they will free us to prosper!”
“Give us a liberal because they will regulate the unfairness and give all an equal shot.”
“Give us a moderate to reach across the isle and bring both sides together.”
People have always looked to a person, or persons to solve our problems. How’s that working for us?
The first time I heard Amber perform this song was November 2014. Oceans is a song I try to avoid because it was one of the songs I used to support my crushed spirit through an extremely difficult time in my life.
But last Sunday, Amber provided a brief monologue; a set-up that brought great healing to my wounded soul, and allowed me the freedom to see the song in a different light.
Probably not what his friends were hoping to hear, but Jesus told the man exactly what he needed to hear.
In a Christian world that rightly teaches love, tolerance, and acceptance for all, there are still times in which we must go to the actual source of a person’s dilemma. We must love them enough to deal with their sin.
“Be still and know that I am God.”
Verses like Psalm 46:10 leave me in wonder. Asking me to “be still” is like asking a 2 year old not to explore. But recently I connected the 2 imperatives and I am finally beginning to understand what it means to be still….and why.
I tend to think of being still “until” something else comes along. What I am learning now is that I really need to be still – even if there is no “until.”
Here’s a song that helped carry me through a very dark time in my life. It’s biblically sound and inspirational. In the best of times, or the deepest seasons of despair, the truth in this song is a great reminder that we are to keep our eyes and hearts fixed on Jesus.
Christmas is better for me this year than the last couple have been. Here’s why.