Ever thought about the difference between a spiritual makeover and transformation? A spiritual makeover is a quick fix: read a book, make a resolution, and apply a few Bible. Maybe we need something more than try-hard efforts to be a better person. The person we want to be.
Some books reach right into your heart, pressing on tender spots tucked out of sight. Currently, I’m reading a brand new devotional from one of my favorite authors, Holley Gerth. As I read, I find myself each chapter. Did You Know You’re Already Amazing: 30 Truths to Set Your Heart Free, is Holley’s devotional companion to You’re Already Amazing.
Confidence doesn’t come just for the asking. We cannot simply will ourselves to be confident. Unlike Dorothy and her glittery red slippers, we cannot click our heals and repeat, “I am confident” three times and will ourselves to be confident. We cannot chase inadequacy away with better performance and enhanced looks. For here is the trap–how much is enough? How many affirmations and successes will it take to settle the questions of our souls?
If your physical health was in the same condition that your spiritual health is, how healthy would you be? Interesting question, isn’t it?
What we think about God has everything to do with how we relate to Him. Find encouragement for your soul today.
Holiness moves through the small things, grace for the moments, simple and short. If we reach for the grace of holiness in this moment, what difference could it make?