The fear of change can overwhelm us, paralyze us and keep us from living. But that is not our only option.
God Will Remove Our Disgrace
Today I turned a bowl from two pieces of discarded wood. While I was doing this project on the turning lathe, I thought about this Lenten theme and realized what I was doing paralleled messages found in the Scriptures for this week!
Real repentance is not a threat
After all, we all know that we are sinners already. But it is when we are ready to admit this and move on, through repentance, that we grow and bear the fruit. And this kind of repentance is not scary. It is lovely.
If you think you are standing
So if you think you’re standing – all satiated by the spiritual and tucked into the cozy hug of that cloud – not so quick. Watch your step.
An appetite for God
We have 35+ appetites ready to take the place of our need for God and a 24/7/365 consumer culture ready to sate them.
Seek God through gratitude
So instead of wasting time on fruitless actions that do not satisfy, put your heart into the season and seek God through gratitude.
We Will Seek the Lord and Be Fruitful
In spite of my life’s difficulties, I have overcome and God has shown himself faithful.
Surprising and stunning moments
The universe has a pattern too: throwing curveballs. Sometimes the curveballs are surprising, better than anything I ever imagined, and other times they are stunning and throw me down to the ground.
Encouragement in the face of suffering
We are not people whose minds should be, “set on earthly things.” Instead, we “stand firm in the Lord,” and seek hope during Lent.
Finding safe and sacred spaces
Do not be ashamed, but lift your head high for the Lord God loves you dearly!