Showing posts from September, 2014

The September of my life

My word for 2014: DO Do. Yes I "did" this month. I got important things done this month. I also know that I trust God with my life. I'm not out of the woods, but I'm leaving every part of my life in God's hands. Hebrews   4 : 13  He knows about everyone, everywhere. Everything about us is bare and wide open to the all-seeing eyes of our living God; nothing can be hidden from him to whom we must explain all that we have done.  I also know that life for me is deeper and more profound when I trust God. I know that I'm not alone when I trust The Higher Power who created me for His purpose.  This month I also learned how important it is that we not allow our vocations to become our main identity. I saw peoples' lives shaken and it shook me. I was reminded of how important it is to have a balanced life. This is why I try to keep this verse in my heart: Colossians   3 : 23  Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for

It takes sound doctrine and the sovereign work of the Holy Spirit to change hearts.

2 Timothy 4:3 – “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions.” It’s so easy to take the high road and criticize churches that teach “uncomfortable” theology - the kind of theology that makes people realize that they are sinners in need of Christ. But I don’t want to go to a church to hear self-help/feel-good messages with shades of New Age Thought and philosophy.   But is it the “church” or is it the people who are at fault? The bottom line is that hurt people, hurt people and no one is immune.  I've been on both sides of the aisle criticizing the building and its people. I've come to realize that maybe - just maybe - it was ME. I know first-hand because my grandmother and her conservative church loved me to pieces! But they preached the gospel of Jesus Christ (John 3:16) with no strings and no desire to make you feel good about yourself. Instead