The popular 90s band Backstreet Boys sang “I want it that way.”
Think about this next time you say the Lord’s prayer. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” You’re saying, “I want it that way.” But what are you doing to bring a little heaven down to earth?
God sees right into who we are. And God doesn’t care how religious we are. All our self-improvement is fine, but we are never “better” than anyone else. We are always in need.
Faith requires courage. The courage to follow Christ. The courage to look at what Christ stands for. Faith requires the courage to tell someone that God doesn’t need their help to rewrite a new story for them. The courage to believe that no matter what my situation is, God is not bound by those parameters. Faith is standing firm upon the idea that God is the only one who can make a way where there is no way.
Can one little light make a difference? Here I go again trying to light up the dark places in life.
Is love just a sweet old-fashioned notion like Queen of Rock N’ Roll Tina Turner asks? Or is it something more? Pastor Mike thinks he has the answer. Watch the video and see if you agree.
God, take my hand and we’ll make it, I swear. Oh, we’re half way there — livin’ on a prayer!
Most Christians are looking for happiness, not joy. Happiness is based on what happens to us. Joy is fellowship with God. Because we are made in God’s image, being generous is the secret to our joy. Seek joy!
Screaming and fighting to get our share, we forget to imitate Christ in our daily lives. Does it have to be like that?
Whatever is happening in your life (surgery, grief, jobless, frustrated, frightened, wondering if you are doing the right thing, wondering who you really are) God is saying, “Fear not…I have called you by name. You are mine. You are my beloved. With you I am well pleased.”
This is a day to remember and honor all those who died in active military service. May they rest in peace.