As we trim back some of the excess from our physical lives, I believe the same can be done for our hearts and minds.
I believe God has called us to live with our eyes open so that we can respond when he speaks and follow where he leads.
Let’s put ourselves in the story of Matthew 8 for just a moment to see what we learn about ourselves and the character of God.
Self-preservation is a natural response, but we can choose the supernatural path of servanthood.
God set Jeremiah apart as a prophet to the nations. And he’s done the same for us as well.
God wants to be invited into the moments when we are triggered, instead of us pretending like they don’t exist.
God is shining a light on our beliefs so he can heal and restore.
Our practical compassion is never wasted, but can have a lasting impact beyond what we can see.
I wonder what a single act of courageous generosity in our lives could do for others?
The Widow of Zarephath reminds me that even small acts of obedience and service can have an incredible impact on our world.