Thursday, March 21, 2019

Holding




I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
                                                -Martin Luther

Friday, March 15, 2019

Pleasing God



People with a living faith make it their desire to please God.  They come before God with their gifts, not because it is a duty to perform or because they think that God needs it, but because they know that they need God and need to acknowledge that he is the source of all life and goodness.  It is not so much what they give, but how they give themselves in worship, for the proper attitude in offering anything to God must be one of submission to the Lord.

                                                 -Allen P Ross, Recalling the Hope of Glory

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Concience

   
A well-developed conscience is a painful thing to carry around in this world. But even worse is not carrying one at all.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Superficial






Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.       

                                                                         -Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline

Monday, March 4, 2019

Dare




To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.

                                                                               -Soren Kierkegaard

Saturday, March 2, 2019

The Seven Spiritual Problems



There are seven spiritual problems that can sap
your health and vitality. In order to be healthy,
these problems need to be addressed. They are as or more important than addressing your blood pressure, weight, diabetes or any health related screening your doctor may recommend. In fact, not addressing these spiritual problems likely exacerbates or contributes to some health problems.

Spiritual problems are fundamentally disruptions in relationships: your relationship with God, others and yourself.
The seven spiritual problems are

Guilt
Bitterness
Loneliness
Fear
Addiction
Lack of purpose
Lack of connection with the Divine

This lenten season make a point to address any underlying spiritual problems that are adversely affecting your relationships with others, your health and vitality.

shalom