Category Archives: Spiritual Reflections

Praying for the Grace of Repentance

Recently I was amazed at our persecuted brothers and sisters in Egypt who were praying for the evildoers that sought to murder them. These Christians understood that evildoers can take their life but not their living hope in Christ Jesus (, ). One persecuted leader, Fr. Boules George, explained that his prayer for his enemies was in faithful obedience to scripture.… Read More »

Waiting on the Lord

In the Christian life, we are often called to the business of waiting on the Lord. Some waits are shorter, like waiting for a child to recover from a cold. Other waits can last decades, like waiting for a spouse to change. Learning to wait well is an important discipline of grace that we should strive to… Read More »

What God Taught Me About Himself Through My Divorce

As those closest to me already know, my story has been marked with suffering as I faced the death of my marriage. Yet, through it all, I found myself being held and sustained by my Lord. His grace has been sufficient for me. As Joni Eareckson Tada expressed through her own suffering, “There is nothing more sweet than finding Jesus right… Read More »

A Peacemaker’s Pleasure and Power

Where does a Peacemaker Find the Power to Persevere in Conflict? Answer: Through Complete Dependence on Jesus. What motivates you on a day to day basis? Jesus said, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work” (). What would it look like if God’s glory was… Read More »

My Confidence in God on Behalf of You

Paul was gushing with confidence in God’s ability to complete his work in his fellow Christians. In Paul’s letter to the saints in Philippi, he says this: “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” – . Paul was sure of… Read More »

Are You a Safe Person?

As Christ followers, we should be striving to cultivate safe places in our relationships for the glory of God. If you have been hurt by a brother or sister in Christ before, you recognize that is not the way relationships were meant to work! Christian community “should” be a place of safety. Do people feel safe with you? Do they risk being real with you? Do people confide… Read More »

Drop The Mask: Be Vulnerable

How often do you wear a mask? Does anyone know the real you? To be a good friend, it requires us to be vulnerable. Intimacy doesn’t just happen. It requires revelation. Just as we can have a relationship with God because he reveals himself to us, self-revelation is a prerequisite for intimacy in our close relationships. Ever… Read More »

Faith Fuels Love

When you run out of human love, what do you do? I suggest that you ask God for more faith. Our cry should be: “I believe, help my unbelief.” (, .) Faith and love are necessarily connected. The Christian life is “faith working through love.” (.) You won’t be able to love without faith in a… Read More »

What Can I Do About Loneliness?

Satan knows when we are weak. He loves to tempt us when we are hungry, angry, lonely, and tired. Take hunger for example: Satan came to tempt Jesus after he fasted 40 days in the wilderness. But thankfully, Jesus resisted temptation and serves as our example of how to trust and depend on our heavenly Father. Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or… Read More »

Where Do You Find Patience?

In his book Loving Well, William P. Smith recounts a story of an elder sharing that he and his wife thought the secret to the success of their 27-year-long marriage was that they had learned how to be patient with each other. He went on to say that he thought that was similar to our… Read More »