This is a continuation of my post on Circumstances from a few days ago. In my last post I talked about the opportunity we have to choose joy in all circumstances. Today I want to talk about another opportunity we have. The opportunity to change our circumstances. While I do believe
Yesterday I saw something that really struck a chord with me. I was stuck in traffic on the highway because of a wreck up ahead. I became aware of the people around me for some reason. The first person that caught my attention was a lady on her phone. She
I have this problem. I have 2 notebooks. The first is one that I use during work hours to jot notes down throughout the day. I am a Product Manager by day, so there are tons of things I just can’t trust my brain to retain, so I write a
I’ve been doing some soul searching lately. Honestly, I have felt a bit off for quite some time now. I can’t really put my finger on when this change happened, but I can clearly look back to a time in my life where I feel like I was a much
The 2015 NBA Finals just finished up last week, and I caught myself seeing more than just some guys playing a game with a ball on the tv. This year, I noticed a select few individuals that really stood head and shoulders above the rest. There is a popular video
Today I did something amazing; I hung a poster I got for Christmas up in my office. It was pretty awesome. I know it may not seem like as great an accomplishment as I’m making it out to be, but all jokes aside, it was a pretty big deal to
I have a confession. Sometimes I get really overwhelmed with life. There are just so many freakin things to do. Not only are there a ton of chores that need to be completed, but then theres all the other categories in life like reading, learning new things, eating healthy, working
This weekend I went out with a couple of my close friends. That 24 hour period was one of the best I’ve had in quite some time. Typically I’d have more than a few photos on my iPhone to prove my point, or at least try to. I made a decision this weekend though. I decided that I wanted to be present the whole weekend. Part of that was deciding not to pull the ol’ camera out quite as many times, or at all if possible.
I have a confession.
I have a really hard time with people who think they know it all. Like a really hard time. You know, the people that are so sure of things that liquid judgement spews from their sureness. The type of people that know for sure What Jesus Would Do in a situation, or how he would treat someone. I have a hard time with those people because they tend to remind me of the Pharisees.
Has your view of God ever changed? Do you see him the same way you have always seen him?
‘God never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.’ You’ve heard that right? That’s by no means a new saying. Though I wholeheartedly agree with that saying, it frightens me quite a bit.
I’m currently reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by the amazing C.S. Lewis. It has been a really fun way for me to escape from the realities of my world and into the fantasies of the land of Narnia. I’m beginning to realize though that I have that quite backwards.
As I read more and more I am overtaken by the way that Lewis paints the story of the gospel in such an incredible and inviting way. In the story, the youngest brother, Edmund unfortunately ends up in the captivity of the evil Queen. You see, the land of Narnia has been cursed for a very long time, since King Aslan left the scene. All of Narnia is in a constant season of Winter, without ever reaching the time of Christmas.
As I age I learn more and more how important focus is. More specifically what we focus on. Today God whispered to me. He said, ‘what you have been saved into is more important than what you have been saved out of.’
This rocked me to the core. Christians spend so much time talking about what God has saved us from and what he could save you from if you would just confess him as Lord. That’s all great, but why not focus on what we are entering into.
“If I could speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” Romans 13:1
We hear this verse all the freakin time. I wish we would apply it half as often as we quote it.
Take a second and think about what Paul is actually saying. Even if he speaks the same as the angels, if he doesn’t have love he simply annoy you. No matter how truthful our words may be, without love covering them, they will not be received.
So I was thinking today about where I am at in my life versus where I was, say, 2 years ago. I am in a growing stage currently. As I realized I was in a growing stage I began to get frustrated. ‘I have already been in a growing stage’, I said to myself. Then someone else joined the conversation.
God gave me a great revelation about the frustration I was facing. He began to talk to me about the maturation process of a baby, specifically; crawling, walking and running.