We all have an inner critic using fear to drive us toward bad decisions. The answer to quieting that critic is faith. We can increase our faith by showing up and moving scared.
The meek get a bad rap, but do we have it wrong? Meek means tamed or better yet channeled strength. Submission to God is power and beauty.
Jesus has called you up to greater things. Those things are probably exciting but scary too. Good news, Jesus is in your boat!
You and I are a nobodies. However, God loves to take a nobody and make him or her into somebody. I am a nobody, but God has made me into a somebody!
Too often I wait for the perfect time, perfect place, perfect person to do the thing I feel called to. What a waste! God can bless the imperfect places of life, so I don’t need to wait for perfection to act.
Covenant sees your past, understands your present , but looks forward to your future (pain and all). Most importantly, it means, God is in it.
The trials you’re encountering today are most likely squeezing you into tough decisions. You get to choose one of two things: God is in the middle of this, or God has nothing to do with this at all.
You find freedom when you tell the truth. You equally find freedom when you believe the truth. The truth sets us free – even when painful.
Somehow, even in his early years, Joseph recognized the importance of the presence of God and learning new skills. Those 15 years weren’t lost but an opportunity for development.
I know this in my head, but I’m still learning in my heart how God operates outside of time and space. He speaks, and it is done. Yet for me (within time and space), times continues to pass. I still must wait.