Joyful surrender.

Choosing God’s will above your own. When I look back on my life, I can now see clearly that it was during the hardest times when God molded me the most. Those were the times when surrendering was the hardest thing to do. It’s not easy to accept loss, pain, and disappointment, but we encounter…

The Christ in Christmas.

Looking beyond the festivities this season. What is Christmas? Is it the lights, the gifts, the carols? Or maybe the joy on the people’s faces as they look at exquisite decorations? Could it be the snow that covers everything in white beauty? It’s really neither of these. I have found Christmas to be so much…

Taking God at His Word.

Refusing to give in to our feelings. It’s so easy to give in to our feelings. It’s the natural disposition of the flesh. From the time we wake up in the morning to the time we go to sleep we are faced with a serious choice. The choice of living our lives according to our…

Simplicity.

The unimaginable worth of purity of heart. Have you ever read the Bible or a devotional and after closing it realized that you can’t remember anything of what you just read? I have, and it’s something that God has been directing my heart towards quite a bit lately. How is it that we have forgotten…

Choose gratitude.

The miracle of being thankful. I remember taking my usual walk through the neighborhood back home years ago, enjoying the beauty of nature and talking to God. It was at dusk and I can still see that lamp through the window of one of the homes because its light made my heart ache. I was…

The higher life.

When the power of God invades your existence. I used to live a life of defeat. I know what fear and anxiety feel like and what it’s like to see your life through the lens of despair. Though God would often show me the beauty of His power in glorious ways, He has also brought […]