Beginning · Darkness · Death · Life · New · Path · Story

new beginning…

In the beginning, God created… Genesis 1:1 Each of us has a beginning… Both as a whole… and as individuals… Already within us… in the beginning… is a story… fully written before the Creator… from start to finish… Nothing surprises Him… All that catches us off guard… turns our worlds upside-down… sends our souls reeling……… Continue reading new beginning…

Eternal · Faith · Hope · Living · Seen · Walking

living faith…

But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him. Hebrews 10:38 NIV84 Where are you living by faith…? sure of what you hope for…? certain of what you do not see…? (Hebrews 11:1) Are you shrinking back…? making excuses…? trusting self…? the world…? another…?…… Continue reading living faith…

Death · Free Will · Grace · Heaven · Hell · Life · Obedience · Serve · Sin · Slave

free will…

Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? Romans 6:16 ESV Free will… there really isn’t anything free about it… We were created to serve… not…… Continue reading free will…

Blame · Error · Forgiveness · Grace · Responsibility · Self-Deception · Sin · Thanksgiving

blame…

Jesus said, “You’re asking the wrong question. You’re looking for someone to blame. There is no such cause-effect here. Look instead for what God can do. …” John 9:3 The Message Oh…! How often we want to blame someone else… and not take responsibility for our neglect… our choice… our stubbornness… in a situation… or circumstance……… Continue reading blame…

community · Love · Restoration · Speak · Truth · Unity

making a case…

Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ… Ephesians 4:15 ESV Sometimes… a case must be made for truth… [Photo by Wesley Tingey on Unsplash] As human beings… our capacity for self-deception seems unlimited… We say one thing… but our actions speak another… something…… Continue reading making a case…