Two verses highlight the areas where [I believe God is actively working to grow Christians] today:
"We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater" (2 Thess. 1:3, NASB et al.).
Lord, help me to better understand how you can use faith, hope, and love to transform my life. By your Spirit at work in me, may I more consistently demonstrate these three qualities at home, in my church, at work, and in my community.
Two of my favorite Bible passages are Psalm 88 and Lamentations 3:1–23. Now, if you're familiar with either or both of these passages, you might be wondering about my state of mind. If you're not familiar with these passages, I'll quote a few verses from each one so you, too, can ...
Lent arrives via ashes, but Easter bursts on the scene with raucous joy. Easter shatters the heavy sorrow and insists we hear the bold assertion: gloom, sin, injustice and despair have been trampled under the feet of a victorious, resurrected Jesus. Time to rise up and move out.
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