Spirit of Religious Duty

It is so easy to accept that you are never good enough. The world will tell you this constantly — so much so that it seems as if it is being played to you on loop. Even when you feel you may be in a safe place, a place where people won’t make you feel … Continue reading Spirit of Religious Duty

The Merit of Observing

Many of us learn from our parents, our teachers, and society in general that if you do good things, you earn good things. This is somewhat true. I know that I have earned good grades for doing homework. I know I have a decent driving record for following the rules. I have had many opportunities … Continue reading The Merit of Observing

Stand in Awe Outline

{ASH WEDNESDAY 2017} Stand in Awe Let the whole world fear the LORD, and let everyone stand in awe of Him. [Psalm 33:8] Lent is a season of fasting and renewal. When you fast (stop doing something), but you also replace it with something else—something beneficial to your relationship with Jesus. For this Lenten season, … Continue reading Stand in Awe Outline

Keeping the Father Waiting

We often keep our Father waiting. We don’t spend time with Him. We go through our entire day and don’t even speak to Him or even think of Him. Sometimes we walk away. And as the father in the story of the Prodigal Son, our Father waits. He’s always reaching out, always wanting us to … Continue reading Keeping the Father Waiting