Gut punch by Bob Goff

The way we deal with uncertainty lets us know whether Jesus is ahead of us leading, or behind us just carrying our stuff. // Bob Goff I am starting to post quotes that are “Gut Punches” to the soul, to our mental health, or to simple every day living. THIS ONE was too much NOT…

Consider // Sha ah

Do not yield to fear, for I am always near. Never turn your gaze* from me, for I am your faithful God. I will infuse you with my strength and help you in every situation. I will hold you firmly with my victorious right hand. // Isaiah 41:10 TPT *sha ah – Hebrew root word; to gaze, to…

Understanding in grief

In grief, I have found an understanding that beyond my understanding God is working all for the good of those who love Him and accept His calling. That does not make loss easier. It does not make watching the world groan in sin less awful. It does not make my mess ups and falling short…

Come apart

If you don’t come apart for a while, you will come apart after a while. // Dallas Willard

Hallelujahs

Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs,you who seek God. Live a happy life!Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works;be alert for signs of his presence.Remember the world of wonders he has made… Psalm 105:3-4 MSG

Consider // Prayer first

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is near Jerusalem—a Sabbath day’s journey away. When they arrived, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying: Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James. They all were…

Jesus loves me.

I am incredibly grateful that Jesus loves me, not inspite of, but smack dab in the midst of my life. I stand on holy ground at this moment. I am at Camp Keystone, the camp I grew up at – as staff kid, camper, counselor, staff member, and now I come as event manager. I…

Happiness & joy

“The difference between shallow happiness and a deep, sustaining joy is sorrow. Happiness lives where sorrow is not. When sorrow arrives, happiness dies. It can’t stand pain. Joy, on the other hand rises from sorrow and therefore can withstand all grief. Joy, by the grace of God, is the transfiguration of suffering into endurance, and…

What is love

Joy is love rejoicing, Peace is love at rest, Patience is love waiting, Kindness is love interacting, Goodness is love initiating, Faithfulness is love keeping its word, Gentleness is love empathizing, Self-control is love resisting temptation. Nicky Gumbel posted on 9/20/21 on Instagram @nickygumbel

Consider // Power of presence

Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.// Ephesians 3:12 NLT Any moment. Any time of day. Any attitude or posture. We have the greatest asset we need to live a life that is edifying and driven by love. We have the power of presence, the…

Uprising

To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world. // Karl Barth