God knows us intimately and yet still loves us extravagantly. How many people do you truly know? For most of us, the number would be small because it takes great effort and intention to love someone well. We’re finite beings and simply cannot give 100 percent of ourselves to everyone we meet. Not so with God. Though … Continue reading No Strangers to God
When we learn to hate evil, we learn to love what God loves. Psalm 97:10-12 Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.11 Light shines[a] on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.12 Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name. You may … Continue reading Hate Evil
Through sanctification, we come to resemble the beautiful creation our Master envisioned. Ephesians 2:10 Michelangelo Buonarroti, the 15th-century Italian artist known for masterworks like David and the Pietà, once said this about his art: “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block before I start my work. It is already there. I just have … Continue reading Masterworks in the Making
Brokenness is not a topic we like. It makes us feel powerless when our sources of protection fail. However, when that happens, we also receive a gift—the true understanding of ourselves and, better still, of the God who loves us. Proverbs 18:24 says, “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” And in Hebrews … Continue reading Blessed to Be Broken
Do you want to have a beautiful life?A beautiful life is not just about having a beautiful physical appearance. It is actually about having a beautiful heart before the Lord. Sin makes life ugly and rotten. But God’s word and Spirit will make your life beautiful from the inside- out. 1 Peter 1:23For you have … Continue reading BEAUTIFY YOUR LIFE!