Almost didn't go to church... Didn't want to go. But God did something in both the morning and evening services this day!
This post is dedicated to 'Dave,' who had a great impact on my spiritual life... and who has now gone on to be with the Lord. Well done, my friend!
Life is messy. None of us deserve Jesus' love and mercy, and yet, He chooses to express His love for us anyway. Can we not do the same toward each other?
When I decided to go on 'outreach' to share the love of Jesus with others, I had absolutely no idea that it would take the direction that it did!
Being a follower of Jesus isn't an easy path to walk. But even in those times when we are not being faithful, God is always faithful and is always at work.
I was placing more emphasis on 'doing' things for God instead of 'abiding' in Him and developing a deeper fellowship with Him. I displayed my busyness for all to see, like some kind of badge of honor.
I have been convicted. We were interviewing new deacon candidates tonight. All the questions and all the responses kept hammering me with my own failures.
Am I good enough? Do I measure up? I know I must answer to God for my actions (or inactions). Sin always has a price.