Just like Nehemiah, your “where” isn’t by accident.
You can’t fully follow Christ if you aren’t willing to take risks—it’s just a matter of knowing the right ones to take.
We never know what one strategic act of kindness can do in someone’s life.
If you want to build something that lasts, spend time pouring into others.
You have so much to offer the world, don’t wait or hoard your skills or passions, give them freely and watch how the Lord can move in and through you!
I can choose to put away my cape and mask and just be me because, with God, that’s more than enough.
Have you ever uttered this phrase to yourself before? You’re doing some sort of task or interacting with some human and suddenly it hits you: “I’m a jerk!”. That’s not a fun revelation to come to.
Church is weird and church people are even weirder. But, does that have to be a bad thing? Being selfless is weird. Being devoted is weird. Building relationships is uncomfortable. Doing live together and being accountable to someone is just downright strange. Exhibiting the characteristics of love and joy and peace and patience and kindness are all out of the ordinary. But all of these things are desperately needed. In a society that’s hurting and looking for answers, maybe a little of that weirdness isn’t so bad.