Now I have a hole in the back of my mouth where that second molar used to be and, to me, it’s a reminder of grace.
I am called righteous, my slate wiped clean by the blood of Jesus, yet I am still enticed by sin and darkness. I am pure and spotless because of the free gift of God, but I still find myself covered in blemishes.
God is the best teacher we could possibly hope for, he made us, wrote the test, holds all the answers, and desperately wants us to pass. We are set up for success, if we’re willing to come to him.
There was only 1 Peter in the Bible, 1 guy who was courageous enough to volunteer to walk out onto the water. What’s holding you back?
We think busyness will equal fulfillment when, in reality, fulfillment begins with stillness.
The only way to remove the sin of self from your heart is to invite true Selflessness into your life.
The men and women in the Olympics were born with some degree of natural talent, as we all were, but they took the time and had the patience and discipline and wherewithal to master that talent. What would our lives look like if we did the same with the gifts we’ve been given?
God wants to heal you so that you can point others to him. What if that discomfort you’re experiencing now would lead to someone coming to know God? Would that be worth it to you?
I wonder what God is trying to speak to us that we’re unable to hear because we’re too busy focusing on other things. What would it practically look like for you to focus wholly on God every day, even if just for a few minutes?
Some things are most definitely worth the wait. We grow in those uncomfortable waiting spaces; waiting prepares us for reaping, waiting prepares us for performance. Waiting helps us to appreciate and cherish the thing once we have it.
But what does it look like to wait well?