God has us here for such a time as this. He has a plan, and divine appointments for us, if only we will seek Him and His will (Epheisans 5:15-17). Ours may not be a royal position or the dramatic saving of lives, but it will undoubtedly be for His glory.
Thankfully I'm not who I was 20 years ago, 20 months ago, or even 20 days ago. He is daily teaching, leading and transforming me into who He wants me to be. If you are my brother or sister in Christ, I know the same is true of you.
How I long to be that tree planted by the streams. You can just see the roots deeply running and feeding from the life giving water. I envision those roots clinging to the surrounding soil, gripping it and preventing erosion as the storms blow through. Not only do they hang on to the rich soil for its own nourishment, but they keep the soil stable for the saplings about it to grow and develop their own roots.
The past several weeks I've been trying to impress upon my children the importance of the words we speak. I long for them to speak words of kindness to one another, rather than belittling and discouraging words. I've repeatedly quoted Ephesians 4:29 to them, and have instructed them to memorize it as well: Do not … Continue reading Extinguish this fire…