Everything we do is in the context of some kind of relationship.
- Relationship with God.
- Relationship with self.
- Relationship with others.
If our relationships with these 3 are healthy, we are happy, if they are not... we are not.
It's that simple... and it's that difficult.
May we be true in our relationships... love well... and enjoy the life that God's given us!
Do I really trust You, LORD?
Do I trust that You have everything that concerns me?
Last night a friend called and asked me to pray for a friend of hers who was in the hospital—in a very serious crisis situation. We prayed together over the phone. We prayed blessing, healing, peace, and comfort. We prayed Scripture. We both prayed…
It was my mom's birthday on Sept. 30th. She died 6 months after my wife and I got married in 2005. I miss her a lot. :-( This morning I overheard my wife talking to one of her friends about how well my mom loved me even when I was using drugs and alcohol on a regular basis (the full story is in our book, "Purity by Design").
"May the Son of God
who is already formed in you,
grow in you;
so that for you
He will become immeasurable,
and that in you He will become laughter,
the fullness of joy
which no one will take from you."
Issac of Stella
I felt like God wants us to know that when He resonates in, and through, something, it changes. It aligns to it's created purpose. Resonate: The quality or state of resounding... echoing... reverberating... aligning frequency... and vibration...So my prayer has become, "LORD, resonate... resound... reverberate through my life.
Ever since I heard of Bob Jones’ passing into heaven I have been reminded of a God-encounter that he shared where the LORD asked each person the same pointed question: “Did you learn to love?” This has struck me and has become a marker for my life. How different would our lives be if we consciously answered this question in the midst of every interaction?