Since my heart operation in February 2021 I’ve become even more non-responsible than before. I spend more time entertaining myself than caring for my wife; which in her love language is service and giving gifts.
Many people are involved with churches because of what it means to them. God’s got their backs, even when tragedy strikes. God is good and they’re forgiven.
ontext is determined by the size of our faith. Comfort is not the best measure of our blessings. Our blessings are measured by our service to the Gospel and healing we bring to others.
Sometimes if I’m smart, frustration will lead to resolution. But I had to do two things in the right order. Both based on scripture.
Charity can be equated to agape’ love. This kind of love is aid and comfort given to someone without qualification. Churches often fall short of this because as individuals they expect to receive appreciation. But that would be qualifying the nature of the recipient.
I apparently had a swallowing problem before my surgery that was manageable. But it was impossible after the surgery (5 hours with a tube down my throat).
The “Law of Sin and Death” relies on us to maintain our own individual morality. So we depend on the flesh controlling the flesh. From the outside that may look successful. But it falls short of perfection, which is the standard under the law.
I suggest that this is the only avenue to the continued success of the American Experiment. Otherwise that’s all that we would have ever been.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately America has never completely achieved this declaration of equality and opportunity. I […]