Spiritual warfare is not one of the sexy topics in the church. In fact, it's rather frightening, misunderstood, and easier to avoid. To church leaders and pastors, it's tempting to want to share truths that leave followers of Christ encouraged, not paranoid, but spiritual warfare is real and needs to be spoken about. That's a … Continue reading Tormented by the devil.
Worth your soul.
"I am just too busy with life to do the research Jesus guy." That's ultimately what I thought would be the biggest reason why people have not looked into the scientific, historical, and reasonable proof for Jesus that exists everywhere. That would make sense to me. If you live in America, you're probably working the … Continue reading Worth your soul.
Maybe it begins with the gospel.
Maybe it is not our job to transform people. Maybe that is not our place. I have always been an obnoxious rule-follower and from early on I demanded justice. “Why do we have to bring lunch home for Marco? He did not go to church so we should not buy him lunch. He can eat … Continue reading Maybe it begins with the gospel.
Cheat days are not worth it.
Though I have made the connection several times between fitness and Christianity, if I am honest, I hate relating the two. The wrestling that takes place internally is because I do not want to "ruin" fitness for myself. It is similar to when you're watching a secular film and then your Christian friend tries to … Continue reading Cheat days are not worth it.
Extraordinarily spoiled by Jesus.
To make this entry slightly more eye-catching, I almost named it "Extraordinarily spoiled by my Daddy," because you know, God is referred to as The Father, but that's beside the point and I am nearly sure you are thankful I did not title it that. My guess is God is too. If you're confused about … Continue reading Extraordinarily spoiled by Jesus.
Inevitable uncertainty shapes prayer.
“Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, your name be honored as holy. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread.12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.13 And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver … Continue reading Inevitable uncertainty shapes prayer.
Your answer to this determines everything.
Jesus replied to them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains by itself. But if it dies, it produces much fruit. 25 The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will … Continue reading Your answer to this determines everything.
The preposterous forgiveness of God.
Feelings are scary to me. I like to bypass them when I can. In other words, I am twenty-two and am slowly learning how to express my feelings healthily. Logic on the other hand is captivating in my eyes. I love following theories and understanding the reasons behind unfathomable concepts...well, trying to at least. Logic … Continue reading The preposterous forgiveness of God.
Uninvited thoughts, unavoidable temptations.
"Hey, guess what, we misinterpreted the Bible everybody. We were wrong!" I cannot begin to tell you how much I crave and hope to hear that. As someone who wants to spread the love and hope of the gospel to this secular city and the rest of the world, that is something I wish I … Continue reading Uninvited thoughts, unavoidable temptations.
Eighteen percent on my final.
According to anyone, that's a failing grade. Yeah, I failed my final. I don't even have a valid excuse. These things happen. Welcome to a world where we have very little control. In light of the last quarter of my undergraduate beginning this week, I thought I would share with you a story filled with … Continue reading Eighteen percent on my final.