Recently I was talking with someone and they begin to speak negatively about someone we knew. It grieved me and stirred my heart to pray for the person saying these things. Both the speaker and the person spoken about are made in God's image. Both are loved by Him—whether they know Jesus or not. Because … Continue reading Do Gossip and Negative Speech Grieve Our Hearts Like They Should?
Father God has given us each a free will. He has given us a beautiful choice to show love and honor to Him and others. Most often, we think we do this pretty well. Nonetheless, our hearts still contain impurities revealing self-focus and unhealed wounds.
You and I are called to a holy pursuit: the pursuit of friendship with God. Our goal? The closest possible relationship we can have with the Lord, even on this side of eternity. This is the center from which our lives and His Kingdom flow. The Lord alone satisfies. As wants for success, love, and … Continue reading From Strength to Strength (Psalm 84)