When there are so many questions regarding the legitimacy of our faith we must cling to The Truth that was spoken to our hearts: The Truth of God’s Word illuminated by our lives lived in the light.
Before meeting You face-to-face we were celebrants and collaborators of darkness; we promoted arrogance and pride. We twisted The Truth of Your Word and used lies to justify our sins.
He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap.
Holiness is not sinlessness; it is the ability to see what is worth protecting and then say no to sin to protect our yes to love. Continue reading
Q: How can I make peace, Father?
A: Joy brings peace.
When we release our burdens to the Lord we always get something in return: joy, peace, boldness, love. He always replaces the icky with righteousness, purity, and grace. We never need to worry about leaving the Throne Room empty because He fills our cup–not to the brim but He overflows it with excess of the Spirit. And not the cheap stuff the world pawns off on us, but with excess of Himself such that we never run out of Him.
When we’re on the potter’s wheel He’s shaping and molding us to perfection. Then he sets us out in the air to dry and He picks us up again, sprinkles us with water so He can continue to mold and shape us.
Q: Now, Lord, what say You to the notion that there is a despised one among us who confesses You yet the truth of that confession is unknown? Continue reading
Lord, I am utterly destroyed and in despair, but not such as in the former days when I turned from Your presence and blocked my ears from Your rebuke. Now it is as though my entire body is in rebellion against you, though I try to feed it Truth and Justice. My mind is clear and I recognize that as the blessing of the Holy Spirit, but my body has regressed to the time when darkness covered my eyes and heart; when nothing but escape from this world brought peace or joy to my soul. Continue reading
R: You consider what you know and what you have experienced as something precious but I tell you that what you’re yet to see is greater than every other thing. Continue reading