Maybe you've felt similarly in seasons of major change. Maybe you've stood on the line between familiar and foreign territory and wondered: How do I handle the newness? How can I possibly move forward from endings into beginnings?
What does a life owned by God look like?
The Christian life is so much more than that one decision followed by a waiting game until eternity gets here. Faith is so much more an idea, a ticket we tote around until we get to Heaven’s gate and present it for admittance.
Prodigals – human as well as animal – don’t always look the way we expect. They might not strike us as bitter, rebellious, or unstable. Their inner struggles don’t always show in their attitude or actions. Yet they still wander. They still need restoration. And, whatever their driftings, God is more than willing to give it.
Jesus owed His life to no one. Yet He chose to give it up. Because it was the only way to truly bring us and the entire creation "home".
Even in the midst of heart-stopping terror, He offers the heart-healing, life-giving good news of His presence, love, and care.
We don’t know just how long and wide and high and deep God’s love for us is until we’ve seen it go with us through suffering – and then conquer pain and death.
Sometimes we start a journey with passion and focus, but as time goes on and the novelty fades, we lose that energy....The good news? God never leaves us.
I turn to poetry because it can speak in ways that prose can’t. We can pray, even sing, through poetry.
It's vital for us to understand how to both receive and extend forgiveness. Just as a business' financial survival depends on managing its accounts, so our spiritual lives depend on addressing ours in a God-honoring way.