C.S. Lewis famously said that when we read history, we find that those who did the most for the present world are also the ones who thought the most of the next. In other words, the more heavenly minded we are—the more our heads and hearts are fixed on Jesus, his kingdom, and his purposes—the […]
Being in covenant with God means that once we become his children, we cannot un-become his children.
It’s not that we love the thing (whatever it is) too much. Rather, it’s that we love God too little in comparison to it.
If most of us spend forty or more waking hours each week devoted to work of some kind, how could we not consider how those hours are impacted by our identity as followers of Christ?
Grace is indeed amazing. But it is the furthest thing from comfortable.
He, the Creator of everything that is, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Alpha and the Omega, the Seed who crushed the serpent’s head, the Beginning and the End, became weak, disabled, and disposed of.
Whether we are aware of it or not, each of us lives with a deep craving for positive, life-giving verdicts to overrule the negative verdicts pronounced over us from the outside and from within.
Whether from a stage or behind a pulpit or through a screen, we look a lot more together than what we feel in our hearts.
When the love of Jesus captivates us, our hearts will naturally, and quite effortlessly, love him first and to love him most.
We simply cannot manufacture character in ourselves, no matter how hard we try. Love is not a to-do-list.