Posts from August 2018

Posts from August 2018

August 17, 2018

This takes a lifetime.   None of us are perfect. Everyone struggles with letting God renew our minds and guide us in our choices. It seems like when we focus on one area and surrender it, these wretched hearts have a way of finding other things to corrupt and the renewal of our minds continues as we find more and more that we have to grow in.   Just because…

August 16, 2018

We’ve got to renew our minds.   It’s easy to get on autopilot. It’s easy to think we’ve modified the behaviors, we’ve cut out the movies, we don’t use certain words, and we’re good to go. However, have we truly renewed our minds? Have we allowed our thoughts, our values, and our actions to be filtered through the prompting of His Spirit in us?…

August 15, 2018

We’ve got to put forth the effort to learn and grow.   I love the movie ‘The Terminal.” It stars Tom Hanks as an immigrant who has been trapped in an American airport terminal because of some unlikely political disturbances. He spends months there without really knowing the language and eventually realizes to survive he has to learn to speak English. He spends hours…

August 14, 2018

We can’t keep doing things the same way. When I switched jobs, I had this really bad habit of trying to repeat my morning routine and getting on the highway I had taken for almost 2 years. I couldn’t do that anymore. Things had changed, so I needed to make sure I was going the right way, I had to think about it. I had to make sure my head was in the game and I…

August 13, 2018

A New Mind   We’ve been given a new heart. God has worked in our lives and His word has pierced the heart of stone to replace it with one receptive to his word and prompting. We’ve been given God’s Spirit to guide us and lead us in the ways that we should go. With this, we’re given a new mind. We don’t think about things the same way. What made sense doesn’t…

August 10, 2018

God grants us a new place with him.   Others may see trash, others may not see value, others may not care, yet God does. The life, the person, the story left on the curb by others is the masterpiece God sees and loves.   Others may have cast you aside. They may have wronged you. They may have even attempted to rob you of your self-worth. Christ gives it back. He…

August 9, 2018

God gives us His Spirit for strength We’ll be talking in depth about this in a few weeks, but in summary, you’re not alone.   It can be easy to see the struggles ahead, the work to be done, and the sometimes less traveled path to being restored and feel inadequate. Well, the truth is, on your own you should feel this way. You cannot overcome. You cannot find your own…

August 8, 2018

God restores our brokenness   Brokenness comes in so many different forms. It can be the unhealthy relationships we continue to find ourselves in. It can be the addictions we cannot seem to get past. It can be the idols we allow to dominate and ruin our lives. Brokenness comes in so many forms and God wants to heal it.   Don’t live broken when you’ve been given…

August 7, 2018

God works out the things that hurt us.   God loves us enough to meet us where we are but also loves us enough not to leave us there. He loves us enough to find us in our mess but he also cleans it off of us.   We’ve all got bad habits, we all carry hurt and sin. God works in our lives to remove those things. He works to take the mess we’ve become and restore us…

August 6, 2018

Monday God meets you where you are.   Somehow along the way we end up with this idea that we have to clean up to come to God. We have to get our hearts right, we have to fix our language, we have to get rid of the addiction, and then we can finally pray to God and be heard. Then and only then, we feel confident trying to follow God.   You wouldn’t get healthy…

August 3, 2018

Keep Motivated. It’s easy to miss how much progress you’ve actually made. It’s like weight loss. You see you every day so you don’t notice the changes. However, if you take a picture beforehand, you can go back and see a major difference.   So many people go down spiritual journeys without having any real idea how far they’ve come. We beat ourselves us…

August 2, 2018

Check Your Influences Have you ever had a  really great conversation with someone? They’re encouraging and nice and you walk away feeling like you could tackle the world? It’s awesome, right? Ever had the opposite conversation? You get around someone and you walk away feeling like the world is terrible and you’re all doomed? People can have that effect on you. We, like it…
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