John 5:44 How can you believe? While accepting glory from one another, you don’t seek the glory that comes from the only God.
Let us be careful that we do not hinder our faith in Christ that brings validation and satisfaction, because we are looking for the hollow approval and validation from Men.
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you... (Rom 8:11 ESV]
YES, I know I said "crap"...it felt weird to write it, but it's truly what it is.
Maybe you're like me. You got crap in your life that you're tired of. You question why you can't "just do it!" like the pastor or the spiritual giant in your church.
Q:How do I experience the most abundant life?
A: listen to worship music, be with JESUS!!
Q: How do I stop doing the things I don't like and regret?
A: Read, pray, JESUS!!
Q : How do kick ____ in my life?
A: online sermons, quiet time with JESUS!!
Maybe you're like me. I rehearse these type questions about my life, my inadequacies over and over and finally resort to firing back some surface-level, all-inclusive answer to satiate my unrest. Try ot pump myself up because victory is just over the horizon.
I never arrive at the horizon! But, I ALWAYS end up at the scriptures.
The hope and truth it shows me, was better but far different than I thought...
"And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, "Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes." (Luke 19:41-42 ESV)
Wow, they could have known the things that made for peace, but they missed something. The path to peace was hidden from their eyes. We all desire peace in our lives. We want to be AT PEACE through all the trials and struggles and confusion around us.
Something causes us not to see the pathway of peace.
For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:13
“My dress,” the young girl murmured, her words slurred through swollen lips. “Please give me my dress. I want to hold it.”
The Christians surrounding the girl’s bed were sad. Because of her extensive internal injuries, doctors could do nothing for her. Weeks ago... (Continue Reading)
Mario Cassase is a follower of Christ. His desire is to be real with the church and encourage her to live in ultimate freedom by knowing the Truth intimately - His name is JESUS, and we need Him to make us like Him, one truth at a time..