Regardless of our backstory, it's safe to say we've all experienced rejection. We can all name the person who should have loved us, but didn't.
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I couldn't offer my mess to Jesus. Or could I?
God can use even the most disappointing circumstances to shape and mold us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.
We try to keep people at a distance because we don't want them to see how messy we can be. Here's a better plan.
These lies continue to mislead the church and keep people from properly viewing mental illness as what it is.
To reverse what we've already set in motion, we have to reprogram ourselves for life and not death, for blessings and not curses (Deut. 30:19).
Don't take a shortcut on the journey.
"Did lies erase your faith? Did you overlook My grace?"
In that moment, the Holy Spirit has an opportunity to equip us to respond with love, grace and humility.
How would it change our view of others? Of ourselves?
Here are four steps you can take to help them find their way.
Hint: "New Mountie"? Did someone say, "new Mountie"?
Don't you just love to hear about those women who get up, have their coffee, enjoy the sunrise, take an hour for their Bible study and prayer time, and then go about their day all prepared and sweet? Or does it make you want to throw up your hands in defeat?
"I am now resting on the residual intercessions still reverberating before God's Throne!"
If we believe in a God who has a plan for us to prosper, then we can believe He will not let our hope be destroyed.
God is not satisfied with "good." Are you?
"As I minister throughout the earth, I am witnessing a surge of the power of the Holy Spirit being released in greater measure to His people."
"Even in the darkness, I am yet light. ... The darkness cannot hold you. It too, must bow."
What if we decided to ask God every day to give us someone to love who was broken?
Where was the disconnect between my zealous "God of miracles" faith and the belief that years later, in my mid-20s, I would need to test Him?