Restore our vision for the things of God.
Sometimes, death must come before life.
Being real in today's world is kind of hard. We are constantly bombarded with pictures that show perfection, twitter posts that make life seem so grand, or spiritual meme's that make it look like others have an untouchable relationship with God. In a world of social media where perfection is always portrayed, this can make [...]
Finding promise in the pruning and beauty in bearing burdens.
All. Everything. Every aspect. Every little part. Leaving nothing behind. Proverbs 3:5-6 are well known verses. Many can quote them. They are positive and engaging verses. We like to focus on the trust and acknowledging parts. But I think we should be focusing on the all part. Often we trust a little, or we trust [...]
We all find ourselves in the fire at times. Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah found themselves in such a place. The king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, had invaded Jerusalem and these 3 young men found themselves captive. And the commander assigned them new names. Hananiah became Shadrach, Mishael became Meshach, and Azariah became Abed-nego (Dan. 1:1-7). These [...]
I'm a firm believer in finding your purpose and pursuing it with intensity and passion. I also believe that God has given each of us a purpose. He has given us personalities and spiritual gifts that feed this purpose and help us go hard after it. Our purpose is a God-given dream that envelops our [...]