Perfect or Sinner?

In my case this is an easy answer. Sinner. I’m pretty good at being a sinner and pretty bad at being perfect. But that’s life. We are imperfect children of a perfect God.

I think one of the keys to life is acknowledging that you are imperfect—a sinner—but constantly trying to strive for perfection. To repent and not try to sin again. Unfortunately, there are too many people out there who believe that they are perfect in every way.

Perfect or Sinner? Pharisee or Tax Collector? What/who are you? Did I lose you? Read Luke 18:9-14 to answer the question. It’s one of the absolute best Bible verses on living life.

And remember: “All who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.” (Luke 18:14)

Have a wonderful day!!!

Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Joy! Not Anyone!!!

You may not realize it but you are hard-wired with joy. God created you and God is total joy. So, you are joy at your very core. You may not feel that joy but that is your fault.

The problem is we let others steal our joy. We live in a world where we hang on what others think about us, talk about us, and do to us. And in the process we let others steal our joy. But it is all our fault because no one can steal your joy unless you let them.

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10

Are you trying to please people—or God? Trying to please people is a losing battle. You will never do it and your joy will be lost in the process. Living to please God taps into that joy hard-wired into you.

Enjoy the weekend!

Falling Back to God

There’s that game of trust where you stand in front of someone with your back to them and fall backwards—trusting they will catch you. It takes a lot of trust to just fall back. Will the person catch you or will you fall flat on you back with your head bouncing off the floor. Trust—it’s tough to have in a situation like that.

I’m here to tell you that God always has your back. Fall backwards to Him and He will always catch you. You simply have to trust in God. Sound too easy? Well, it is too easy. Simply say, “God, please catch me.” And He will. Every time. Simple.

When we feel like we are falling in life it’s best to fall into God’s infinite arms. Simply let yourself go. Let go; let God!

I know, I know. This sounds too easy. That is exactly the point.

I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand. Psalm 31:14-15 

Fall back. Trust. New possibilities will open up to you. Trust me. No, trust God!

And have a GREAT day!

Forgiveness As You Forgive

Forgive us our sins as we forgive those you trespass against us…

Want forgiveness from God? Start by forgiving others. You can’t ask for forgiveness if you don’t first forgive. And it’s measure for measure. Forgive a little or selectively and don’t expect forgiveness a lot and completely. This is simply another simplicity of life.

Jesus came so that our sins—past, present, and future—are forgiven. Forgiveness is always there—completely—for the taking. But you will never feel that forgiveness if you don’t first forgive. Simple.

Have a GREAT day forgiving!!!