The potential of being used by God is exciting. However, some Christians shy away from this. They think, “I have nothing to offer, God can’t use me.” For these Christians, God’s omnipresence, power, and authority, drowns out any of their own ability to contribute. We don’t measure up to God’s glory. Even pointing out that… Read More Do You Use What You Have For God?
In general, I try to avoid mirrors that show me my imperfections. I’ve never liked watching myself in the wall mirror in a Zumba class (in those pre-COVID days), or watching myself walk along in a mirrored hallway. I have flat feet. Sometimes I’m bloated. I never know how to hold these long arms of… Read More Mirror, Mirror: What Does Jesus See In You?
If you’re familiar with any of the Bible stories, it’s likely that the story of David and Goliath is one of them. Here’s the short version: a short shepherd boy defeated a giant with just a slingshot and a stone. Goliath was tall, hefty, and imposing. Texts wrestle on Goliath’s height, settling on anywhere from… Read More Goliath, You, and the Stone You Choose
I thought I had failed when I couldn’t shoot back a mic-drop rebuttal, or simply defend my own faith on the fly. If I couldn’t bring these people to the source of all life, then what else was I supposed to do as Christ’s disciple?… Read More You Don’t Need To Change Their Minds
I’ve come to the point in my daily devotionals where I’m reading about Moses in Exodus again, and this morning I was struck with a new perspective. For those who don’t know, Moses was a man who was saved from genocide as an infant. He was found by Pharaoh’s daughter, that is, the daughter of… Read More When We Want God To Send Someone Else
How are you fighting?… Read More Into 2021: This Is No Ordinary Battle
It’s not just about romance.… Read More “All Of Me” by John Legend Shows God’s Love For Us
This post is Part 2 to my last blog. I discussed the dangers of food poisoning within the church, which is what I called “doctrine poisoning”. No, I don’t mean that the kitchens are poisoned—I mean that sometimes Christians promote false doctrine. I don’t believe that most Christians promote false doctrine with ill intent, or… Read More Food Poisoning From Religion: False Doctrine (Part II)
If you’ve ever had food poisoning, it’s not a good time.… Read More Food Poisoning From Religion: Be Careful, Church (Part I)
I’m realizing this in my own life, as well as other people’s—we sometimes tend to use God as a car navigation system. In some ways, this makes sense. He’s supposed to be our guide. He’s supposed to show us the way. We’re supposed to listen to when He says “turn here” or “stop”. But the… Read More God Is Not A GPS; He’s The Car Driver