The longing we feel is a gift that points us to the satisfier of our souls--Jesus Christ. Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father of lights, to show us how good the giver is. He alone satisfies our longing hearts. ...Keep Reading
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Our Father loves us, and because of this, he cannot look the other way when we sin. He cannot be content to let us break his commands and disobey him, which will eventually lead to our own destruction. He loves us, so he confronts us with our sin. Psalm 90 says, “You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.” We might try to hide our sin, covering ourselves with metaphorical fig leaves, but the Lord sees it. He knows. And he lovingly drags it out into the light....
True friendship among believers requires initiation, effort, and the grace of Jesus to flourish. Christ adopted us into the same family, and we shouldn’t be scared of enjoying friendship with each other...Though it is painful and costly, the reward of sharing in joy and in suffering with true friends is a comfort and a blessing from the Lord....Keep Reading
We were created for community. This reality is rooted in the character of God. We were created for community with God and people. However, we still feel lonely. Truth is, sin has broken our relatedness with God and others. But the good news: Jesus has come to be a friend like no other and to restore our relationships with God and other people....Keep Reading
Who am I? Am I the sum of my mistakes or successes? Am I what others say that I am? Or is it something more glorious than that? Our identity is found in the very Word of God. We are who God says we are. And that is good news. ...Keep Reading