You’ll never see an athlete competing in a race with a parachute attached to their waist. They’d be running with resistance, working against themselves the entire time. We do the same thing to ourselves when we pursue what we are not called to do. Something happens deep within us when we go down an incorrect path. Red flags show up, we feel a tug in our spirit
Beauty and tribulation present themselves at unexpected times. Though we can’t predict when we will encounter either, we always have a decision about how we accept them into our lives. Will you slow down enough to take in and appreciate the beautiful things? Will you allow the hardships, evils, and temptations in the world to consume your heart into bitterness or anxiety? Your point of view is everything. What
Our hearts need great care. Many things in our world put our hearts in jeopardy if we forget to take the proper precautions to protect them. Robert Frost in his poem “Fire and Ice” put it clear that two areas of self-destruction are that of fire and ice, both rooted in our hearts. The fiery emotions of desire and the icy calamities of hate.Biblically speaking, your heart matters, and
If you’ve ever felt trapped where you are in life, there are two main options to handle it: you can become depressed and discouraged, or you can open your heart to recognize God’s purpose in it. This is not it for you. There is a larger plan. David, a shepherd boy, was out in the fields day-by-day tending his father’s sheep. Reasonably, he may have wondered if
It is a crisp winter day... You step outside and as the cool wind hits your face it is immediate freshness. If you’re not in a hurry to rush in the car or house, you pause for just a moment to take it in. Whether you like the cold or not, there is something slower, calmer, and peaceful about it. We all have winter seasons in our lives irrespective of the weather.