Don’t pass up the chance to read the least popular passage in the Bible. These tough unpopular passages are the stories that give God’s people context.
The movie was long, it was dark, it was epic, and it was average. I didn’t feel like I wasted $10 to see it, but certainly didn’t get my money’s worth. It was a net loss as my midweek popcorn was stale and the Dr. Pepper was way too watered down. That alone set me up for disappointment.
Jesus Christ came into this world to show us how to lead others to God’s grace. He left us with a single, simple instruction – “tell everyone about me, and do it the way I taught you.”
No matter where we find our rough spots. No matter how trivial or terrifying our difficulties will be – God is constantly pursuing us. Our faith carries us through.
When we find Christ to be our rock, our strength, our refuge… we find the courage to stand toe-toe with divisive people. We match actions of others against truth of God to find perspective.
Our only true fear should be one of reverence. The only fear we should allow into our lives – is the fear of not committing our every breath to God.
God wants us to keep our eyes on Him and only worry about those few things that aren’t so volatile – like loving others first. God is very clear about what works together and what doesn’t.