To wait is to wrestle against the need for an immediate response and it might just be that in the waiting, we learn more than we would in an answer.
Heaven is where God is, and since God is everywhere, heaven isn’t just ‘up there’ but touches earth too.
I didn’t want to cry but I’m one of those people who cries when she’s angry, and this day, I was angry. I was angry at God.
We think of love, for example in marriage, as some kind of business deal, where one person commits to loving another as long as they receive love in return. But that’s not what God means by love at all.
The Bible was written in a polytheistic culture: a culture which believed that there were many gods. But there is one thing that distinguishes the Christian God from all other gods.
We — the ones who follow Jesus — we must stop saying “God is good” only when good happens in our lives.
Me: “God, is this a sign? Should I get a lotto ticket?”. Also Me: “Don’t be ridiculous. It’s literally a sign. It’s not a sign from God.”
The words that stopped me cold weren’t shouted or even spoken angrily. They were gentle, coming through the speakers of my laptop. One sentence, spoken sweetly, that gave me chills.
Esther Fleece describes the freedom she’s found as she stopped faking happiness and started dealing with her broken past with honesty and healthy grieving.
Don’t run back to false places of safety, don’t be ruled by your fears or addictions. Instead, be lead into new places of life and freedom.