Our family of eight just returned from a 4,000+ mile road trip from the northwest corner of Minnesota to southwest Florida. I had a lot of reservations about making such a long trip, given the current state of affairs, and spending a month in the “Covid Capital of the USA,” but I wasn’t about to let fear dictate our plans.
There are two profound implications of our unity in Christ: 1) We are all citizens in the same kingdom and 2) We are all members of the same family.
our reasons for seeking racial reconciliation go even deeper than Christ’s command to love people and the truth that all people are created in the image of God. It is at the heart of everything Christ said and did. Racial reconciliation isn’t just ancillary to the Gospel; it IS the Gospel.
Racism is a people issue. Not matter who you are. No matter where you live. The subtle and insidious power of racism is alive and well in many hearts, including mine.
Do you feel like the heat is on? Like you’re in the pressure cooker and the steam is about to blow? Is your faith being tested? This story from Daniel shows us three ways we can walk through the fires of life and not get burned.
Can your faith handle the fire of a global pandemic? Unanswered prayers? A fallen Christian leader or mentor? Can your faith handle personal loss of possessions, health, or someone that you love?
A faith that is TESTED is a faith that can be TRUSTED.
Fear is trusting that our knowledge of the past is better than God’s knowledge of the future.
They knew who God is. They knew what He had done for them. Yet, they said, “We’re going to fear this one thing that we don’t know: the unknown.”
There is an endless see of (mostly) helpful information to help us navigate these difficult times. None of us have ever been here before, so we’re grasping for anything or anyone who will tell us how to do it. However, we are so busy trying to figure out how that I’m afraid we may miss the what.
We live in an instant-gratification culture. If I can think of it, I can have it. NOW! This instant-expectation permeates our society.