We live in a world where getting stuff done (the quicker the better) is ingrained in our very existence. But this isn’t the way God sees things. Reading the Gospels, we often see Jesus doing things that seem at odds with our lifestyle. We need a recalibration of what it means to spend our time wisely. Long, loving hours with the Father in prayer and worship are far from wasteful!
Do I still fight with the weapons of this world?
Seriously, you can’t win God’s fight using the Devil’s weapons. It is called the good fight for a reason. Let's learn beat the Devil without playing by his rules!
So many people believe they failed because they did not get what they prayed for. Maybe prayer is not like writing a letter to Santa Clause and promising you will not be naughty and only nice. Maybe, prayer is not at all about what you get?
Perfect love cast out fear. Sure, we still need to run from lions! Still, only God’s Grace can do what the amygdala the hippocampus, adrenaline spikes cannot complete! Jesus Saves!
“Be strong and courageous...he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
At the intersection of Romance, Philosophy, and Unyielding Faith is KIERKEGAARD!
Stephen Backhouse writes a power pack page-turning biography of this Danish Reformer and Philosopher that is near impossible to put down. This short blog will help you learn the basics of Søren Kierkegaard, his key family relationships, his real-life Romeo and Juliet relationship with Regine Olsen, and his passion for Christ all; while reviewing Backhouses brilliant biography.
Kierkegaard is a Philosopher who changed the world, through the theology of individual relationship to Christ.
I tried to find meaning outside of Jesus! I tried to get lost in intellectual pursuits, artistic endeavors, the materialism of greed, not to mention the gluttony of self...Nothing brings happiness except; “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17
Forget the past. Bury the past. Stop idolizing the past. God is not sending you to dwell in the past, but in the new thing that He is doing! It is the sin of nostalgia to love the old over the new because Jesus never does old things in the lives of new creators.