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Personal Growth, Prioritizing your life, When life is Hard

How to live Lifegiving “Death to Self”: Are you Doing it Wrong?

Death to self –

Unappealing? Definitely (At first glance). Macabre? Maybe it can seem so from the outset. Outdated? Since when does the bible go out of date?

Misunderstood? Absolutely!

Don’t let fear of “death” stop you from finding this hidden secret you’ve been looking for in your quest for happiness.

Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. – John 12:24

Spiritual Fitness, When life is Hard

How to Respond when God Wills Suffering

When God wills suffering?

How can a good God possibly allow suffering?

We pronounce the question with a flourish, smiling smugly on the inside thinking that we’ve finally found ourselves an excuse to doubt Him, or at the very least, justify our bitterness or our desire to run away.

What I realized yesterday is that maybe all along, we’ve been asking the wrong question.

Should God really have to explain Himself to us? Should we only deign to listen to Him only when we understand His plan?

Maybe it isn’t always about understanding why… maybe its about learning how to respond.

Discernment, Quiet and Listening to God, When life is Hard

When it Feels Like God is Silent…

What are we supposed to think when God is silent? If He truly loved us wouldn’t He speak? We are seeking desperately for answers, for encouragement, for consolation… and yet we are met with quiet. Why? Did I do something wrong? Does He not love me? Does He not care? Is He even listening?

Some of our darkest moments happen when we feel far from God, or rather that He feels far from us.

Endurance, When life is Hard

When your burdens are too heavy….

“When the burdens of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.”  – Psalm 94:19

Most days I feel overwhelmed. There is so much work to do, so many decisions to make, so much wrong with the world, so much drama in my life… not to mention so many children to raise, so many meals to cook, so many words left to write, and so little time.

Is all this worth the effort??

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