Tag Archives: Repentance

I Can’t Be Perfect

I Can’t Be Perfect

Trying to Be Perfect Dear Jesus, I am so frustrated and disappointed in myself. I want to be better than I am, and I want to do bigger and greater things. I know I’m not being all I can be — not for myself, not for those around me, and definitely not for You. Lord,

Repentance and Forgiveness: Better Than a Game of Battleship

Although the words repentance and forgiveness sound religious and clean, the practice of these two grace-based words takes sleeves-rolled-up hard work. They’re tough, and they’re sweaty. I’m a sinful man. This fact — and my willingness to confess it — releases the effects of God’s grace in my home. And because I am a sinful

The Entitlement Cure: The Path of Jesus

There is an Easy Way. It is the yoke of Jesus, and it is identical to God’s Hard Way. This is no play on words; it is real and true. From God’s perspective, they are one and the same. In the words below, Jesus gives us this comfort and encouragement: Come to Me, all you

Withering Faith: The Plant That Struggled

There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. — Jesus in Luke 15:7 I can only imagine being a gardener in Eden, in that place of perfect seeds and soil and weather. What a different experience from, for instance, planting fifty pepper

Speaking the Gospel in Cultural Key

Fluency: Speaking the Gospel in Cultural Key

The Gospel in Cultural Key Cultural engagement is one of the reasons the early church was so successful at evangelism. They had a habit of getting into the mind-set of pagans and Jews alike to transpose the gospel into the appropriate key. What does getting into the mind-set of non-Christians look like for us today?

Repentance = I Quit

Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. – 2 Corinthians 7:10 Thought for the Day: Jesus didn’t die so we’d be sorry. He died and then was resurrected so we’d be changed. – Steven Furtick My heart is stirred this morning to say it’s time

Romans 8:1

Abortion: God Met Me In My Grief

I was barely seventeen when I sat in the waiting room of an abortion clinic. No one knew I was pregnant, except my boyfriend and a coworker who had recommended the clinic. I was prochoice by default of the fact that my parents were pro-choice, so this decision had been a no-brainer. I was a junior in high school, popular

Let Go of Regret

Maybe today you’re not living with a mountain of regret, but you are starting to create one. Maybe you’re married and there is something going on. There is behavior you’re involved in. There is a relationship with somebody. Maybe it’s not a full-blown affair yet, but you started crossing little lines. Maybe God is calling you to take a

The Daniel Plan Week 6 — Abundance

Abundance is my word for 2014. I didn’t anticipate how much doing The Daniel Plan would deepen my spiritual journey. I thought it would be a healthy, new beginning in changing my mindset and patterns about food and it would help get all that extra behind off of my behind… which it has, thank You,

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