A different kind of heart.

What made David pleasing to God? Lately, I’ve been experiencing many circumstances that seriously try my faith. During times like these I usually turn to the Psalms, but to my discouragement, this time around my heart felt so distant from the joyful cries of David as he acknowledges God as his strength or his deliverance….

Deliverance.

Set free from the burden of self. There is a freedom that such few have experienced. It is the freedom of no longer living for yourself. Most people carry the heavy burden of self and miss out on the most beautiful existence possible. God never intended for us to live enslaved to our feelings, our…

Courage in the midst of chaos.

Allowing God to purify us of our idols. Sometimes life looks like a frozen field, desolate and barren. The dreams and hopes we had have all died one by one- like lifeless flowers underneath the cruel weight of snow. There are times when we feel farther from God than we ever thought we would, and…

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…