This is me – I spend an hour or more a day for things I’ve had in my hand and don’t remember where I laid them. There are stories after stories of self-created frustrations I could bore you with.
When I take a closer longer look I start to wonder what is it that I really see? Is there a story behind this picture? Or is there simply a story within the picture, unintended by the family that put it up.
God has convicted me that I do too much finger-pointing in my posts. My posts are seldom about me and a lot about others.
In spite of our battle with sin we are still “unblamable and unreprovable in his sight”. We not only have hope, but a sure hope, an assurance of our salvation and a home prepared for us in Heaven. Dwelling on this point and the joy we share with the saints is like driving down the highway and staying in the lane.
The word “meek” implies a gentle and peaceful manner. A person who’s words of truth speak louder than the most boisterous person.
The key factor in maintaining an addiction is enabling. This enabling allows the addict to experience no consequences for their destructive habits. And a person who is co-dependent also will not function well if they don’t have some way to shelter the addict.
Mourning for a loved one is only temporal and certain sooner or later. But for a person lost in sin there is an eternal consequence and it’s not good.
Thus we see that the “comforter” that we know as the Holy Spirit is meant to produce Christ’s witness in us. So can we observe that when people outside our church see that Jesus dwells among our members that people will be flocking to our church?
When I contemplate the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris I see an increased role for Bible believing churches in the cultural wars in our country.
I have advised women to get out of emotionally abusive relationships. Separated or divorced – the woman shouldn’t take him back if he’s only sorry for himself. The husband could have genuine remorse.