Ever read a Bible verse that just sinks into your gut like heavy cement? The impact is felt immediately, like a spear piercing your heart. You want to keep scrolling; or look away. Anything to sear your conscience. But the words sit there in your stomach, unwilling to budge. That’s how I felt when I… Continue reading A God that smooths out our rough edges
You are not the sum total of what you wear. You are not the sum total of the reading on the bathroom scales. You are not the sum total of the result you got in the HSC. You are not the sum total of texts you got today. You are not the sum total of… Continue reading You are not the sum total of what others think about you
http://bible.com/111/rom.8.39.NIV As a child of God you have been born into love, because God is love. And NOTHING can separate you from this love he has for you in Christ. Rest in his love. Reflect on it. Breathe it in. Know that it’s unchangeable, complete, and eternal, just as God is…
http://bible.com/111/gal.6.2.NIV Carrying another person’s burden doesn’t necessarily mean doing everything for them. But it can mean lightening their load with a hug, or a meal, or a simple gesture that shows how much you care and points them to the love of Jesus. Choose kindness and “fulfil the law of Christ”, who showed us what… Continue reading Show kindness, and show them Christ
No matter how big and all-consuming our struggles, I believe each of us has both an abundance and a deficit in different areas. In other words, there are parts of our lives which are going well, and there are sections – or segments – which are not. Sometimes it might seem like nothing is succeeding… Continue reading Where are you full? Where are you empty?