Journals of abiding (3)

Abiding in Christ God, I am unable to do anything of eternal value in my own strength. My best efforts are like a dirty rag compared to your righteousness. When I try to be like you in my own strength, I always fail. I will never be able to live in the fruit of the…

Character speaks loudest.

Who we are weighs more than what we say. Up until my early twenties, I leaned towards thinking that people and their words were knit together. It wasn’t because I didn’t struggle to live up to what I said but I had a sincere desire to allow God to empower me to live everything He…

The highest of praise.

Giving God the glory He deserves. God loves the praise of His people. Yet, there is a greater form of praising Him that goes beyond raising our hands and hearts as we sing. It’s a way of living. Did you know that we can actually glorify God with our lives by completely laying them on…

For the weary of heart.

The secret to choosing hope over despair. It’s so easy to melt into defeat. As much as the world we live in tries to escape from the limitations of being human by shifting the focus to ourselves- making ourselves look better by  wearing a certain makeup or sculpting our bodies by going to the gym-…

A life of worth.

Making God the pursuit of your existence. For the past 7 years, I’ve been writing about my experiences with God as He has been continually showing me the beauty of a life solely lived for Him. It’s been an incredible journey so far but I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface of what…

When self is no longer your focus.

What does it mean to die to yourself? In our self-indulgent culture, the call of Christ to deny oneself by living a selfless life sounds extreme and unnecessary. Most Christians live their lives completely focused on themselves; their own dreams, their own heartaches, and their own insecurities. Messages of self are everywhere. Christian stores are…