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Forgiveness = more than sentimental. Cost? Patience, forbearance, giving up the “right” to exact penalty. It’s not automatic reconciliation.
The biblically chastised “fear of man” is more than a “Do Not.” Relinquishing others’ “good opinion” of u is 4 ur FREEDOM & true best self.
If u spend life in a false Role-Self trying 2please others, u lose the right 2b mad if ppl don’t know the real u. U risk not knowing urself.
LOVE is sacrificial, but “dying 2self” isnt a mandate always 2martyr ur core identity 2serve the demands of others. TRUTH is also a servant.
1thing Ive learnd about PRAYER: its @ least as much LISTENING as speaking. Recognizing the voice of our Shepherd takes TIME in his presence.
I used 2despair of ever discerning the Lord’s voice. But I found it’s often recognizable Scripture, & he often says what I DON’T want 2hear.
The CONVICTION of the Holy Spirit nvr sounds like condemnation. He is patient 2reveal my failings, &administers 2me w/GENTLENESS not threat.
Truth can be bold AND an act of Grace. Jesus knew who his enemies were, & he STILL knows who will yet repent. Be LED by HIS Spirit.
Ask ur spouse what they would wish if wishes could come true. Fish for 2-3 ideas to get creative in fulfilling something as an act of love.
There have always been Days of Chaos. But measured from Eternity’s perspective, Life is ALWAYS worth bringing into this world!
We need 2b wise re battles we choose, discerning re who/what =a tool of our spiritual Enemy. Some ppl are like Sabotage if we fall asleep.
Establishing healthy boundaries is not just pop psych. It is essential 2fulfilling the purpose 4which God placed u here. Tend ur own Garden.
Love= more than emotion if it’s even that at all. Love= a DECISION more than a choice, faithful in grace AND truth. That’s why it ENDURES.
Marriage isn’t a date, rings, a certificate. Marriage is GOD joining 2 together as 1 in Covenant, as a living parable of HIS faithfulness.
Heard today: Just because it’s TRUE doesn’t mean it MUST be said.
1. Controlling behavior can be the result of good traits and habits carried to an extreme.
2. The problem can arise when we respond badly to our failure to achieve or to people and events messing up our plans.
3. It only takes one area of life to go wrong for some people to feel that all of life is out of control.
4. This impacts everyone connected to the person.
5. Trusting the wise and good sovereignty of God is key to overcoming vain attempts to achieve personal sovereignty.