I turned 29 last week. What a huge admission! And I feel grateful to God that I made it this far. If I make it, I will have outlived Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Mac Miller, and James Dean.
However, in the weeks leading up to my birthday, as my husband inquired about how I would like to celebrate and what gifts I would desire, I couldn’t help but feeling underwhelmed with myself. Like I wasn’t worth celebrating. Ever felt that feeling?
Some in the media and the medical community want us to worship vaccines–as if enough shots can insulate our communities from the will of God. However, the Bible recounts numerous instances where intentionally God sends plagues in order to execute judgment (and ultimately, bring Himself glory).
Text: Psalm 42
Even the godliest people get weary some days.
Nowadays, preachers keep emphasizing the need to ‘love our neighbors in order to be good Christians’, but that is not where God tells us to start our sanctification journey. When speaking to self-proclaimed “experts” on God’s law, Jesus addressed the debate head on:
We don’t have a lot of clutter in our house. Why? We don’t have it because we don’t purchase it in the first place.
Text: Ecclesiastes 2:18-26
We were made to work and be the undershepherds of creation (Gen. 2). Unfortunately, after the Fall, work got a lot harder and became far less enjoyable.