Sin ruins everything.
It’s heartbreaking. But sometimes, my heart needs broken so Christ can fully escape. In moments like these, I don’t struggle with my ego. Instead of reflecting on God’s goodness, I hurl at my own nastiness.
My original plan this morning was to write a column. But now, I wonder why I even have the opportunity of doing it. To be honest, I practically told God to find someone else. It’s heartbreaking. I feel so distant from the hand of God because sin ruins everything.
Judas and Peter: two disciples of Jesus, two members of the last supper, two unique sets of characteristics, two failures. We would do well to assume a match to these two characters. As unwanted and heart-breaking as failure is, we cannot escape it—at least, that was the case of these two men.
Do you ever wish that you could be as free as the birds and as boundless as the clouds? Are there moments in your life when guilt weighs you down and weaknesses create limitations? Maybe you're lacking confidence. God desires you to be full of freedom. He made you to walk into deeper heights every single day. But then, the enemy places those lies within your mind. "You aren't good enough...You'll never be who you want to be," he says. You compromise the truth for worthless lies. Here in Titus 1:2, we find the Bible describing the source of our confidence - God's accomplishment on the cross and His promises for our lives. So today, God wants to challenge you to walk in Godly confidence. Not pride. Not self-sufficiency. Just the confidence that God provides uniquely for you to walk-out His calling on your life. GOD'S PROMISE DOESN'T RELY ON YOUR PERFORMANCE.
Just do it
When is the last time you went the opposite way of Nineveh? You know, the city that Jonah was supposed to visit for God? I would say that, if we were all honest, many of us skip-out on our intended destinations and then complain about them later. Thankfully, we don't end-up in large fishes!
I love you God.
But you love me so much more.
It doesn’t make sense. I mean, God you deserve to be loved.
But you love me anyway.
Hey! What are you doing reading an excerpt from my morning prayer? Well, I guess I was the one who typed it there!