I invite her to our women's day retreat. She says no. She describes past experiences of women's events characterized by shallow conversation, girly crafts, and topics never veering far from marriage and motherhood.
Let us therefore be incited, when we hear of such a fullness, not to take the grace of God in vain, but strive to participate in it . . .
Suffering is the gift that no one wants, and yet God chooses to give sometimes nonetheless.
The fear of man leads to hypocrisy. The fear of God leads to courage.
As it pertains to having the living God draw near to us, fear and trembling assume it is truly God and the glorious Christ we have encountered and not some pitiful caricature.
The call to keep your heart is a call to work on your life internally, not merely externally.
I've consistently encountered such misunderstanding, as well as bold-faced attempts to hijack David and Jonathan for the sake of normalizing (and wrongly biblicizing) homosexual relationships.
We had no idea when we named our son Asa, that he would have a disease of the foot. Perhaps it is simply coincidence . . .
This knowledge, or sight of God and Christ, cannot be a mere speculative knowledge . . .
Can a lack of sleep indicate a spiritual problem? Does the Bible say anything to guide us in our sleep patterns?