If I get it all together, what if I mess it up? Take a step too far, misjudge the gap? What then? Learn to let go of a performance-based system of righteousness, always on stage before God. Holiness isn’t a role that you play, trying to be the good Christian who has it all together.
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.
Every now and then God gives us a front row seat to what Him work.This past weekend was one of those extraordinary moments. It is a sweet adventure to see plans and dreams become a reality during our second Strength2Thrive conference in Centreville, VA. God brought military women together for a day of community, worship, learning, and fellowship.
Life is a lot like a puzzle. Pieces of a life snuggle up tight. Some of the pieces fit together properly and create something beautiful. Some pieces have gotten mixed up with a cramp of confusion, and I realize they were never intended to fit the picture God has for my life.
Feelings are not true or false. They are responders and messengers. They just are. We have a choice in what we believe. We can accept feelings as facts or we can hold fast to truth.
Truth’s for your soul today.
Do you like you? This question pries open emotions I’d rather pretend aren’t there.The fears of our flesh are building a shaky identity on what we can accomplish. The longing to prove we are adequate, valuable,and loved lurks beneath the surface of all our trying.