“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:1-2, NIV. It seems the enemy has mislead us a bit in our thinking. I meet so many people who dread e
If God is always present and at work then it means, there is always an invitation to stop what your doing and join Him in what He's doing. Sometimes joining Him feels small, like realizing the lady in front of you is going to need help getting her groceries in the car because there's way too many and it's pouring down rain. Other times, joining Him feels massive, like walking away from a perfectly good job without knowing what's next. Transitions are a natural part of life.
Replacing is important. If you go to the gym, you might notice the serious body builders chugging a white, powdery mix after they finish their workout. What they are doing is vital to the muscles they are building. The nutrients in the powder quickly mix with the depleted muscles, providing strength and vitality as the muscles work to revive themselves from the stress of such hard work. The extra nutrients increase the rate of growth and development as the muscles heal and r
Our faith can parallel closely to our physical health. What we do in the physical to take care of our bodies – how we eat and exercise – can easily be compared to how we care for ourselves spiritually. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, “ Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do i
Rebuilding involves questions. You can't get to where you're going without recognizing where you've been. Our healing is not compartmentalized. It's not confined to space and time. This side of eternity, we do not have the capacity to know and understand it all, but we still have the invitation to seek and recognize what He has made available for us to see. We live in a world of answer givers. Not many listen to understand. Most listen to respond. We have all been guilty of a