I’m in an interesting season in my life. I don’t hear the Lord giving me a lot of direction on certain things I’m asking Him about. There’s nothing bad going on, I’m not facing crisis or deep trials. I just don’t know what He’s doing next in my soul.
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In the midst of our busy lives, it is hard to get time away from the all of the sound and fury. In the rush, is slowing down really that important? Check out this Growth Journal Reflection from someone in our congregation as they reflect on Psalm 46.
I sat in Church this past Sunday as Pastor Marty began to preach on how deeply we need the fear of God. Wanting to understand the idea of “shock and awe fear of God” as Pastor Marty expressed, I began to think of times when I felt true fear.
Then I remembered one of the times I almost got killed in the mountains...
It wasn’t that Sunday’s words wounded me. Instead, they wooed me. The message did not come across in a corrective manner, but rather in a see-what-you’re-missing manner. I needed Sunday’s message. I needed to hear a fresh about the God who desires intimacy more than works. That cares more about who I am than what I do.
Over the past two Sundays, Pastor Marty talked about how the signature of Jesus in our lives is purity. And while this covers many areas of our lives, (like purity of faith or purity of relationships), what struck me the most was when Pastor Marty addressed the purity of our thinking.