Our society might be moving a mile a minute, but we can take a few precious moments to slow down to get in tune with God, in touch with ourselves, and in relationship with others. And, I suspect, as we do this, our communities, workplaces, homes, and social circles will begin to look drastically different.
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If God has taught me anything it’s that nothing is impossible for him. And no one, absolutely no one, is too far gone for his grace.
I have learned that Jesus is there to help us, of course, but he also uses the people around us. I’m changed because of my trusted friend who was able to love me, speak truth to me, and hold me accountable when I couldn’t do that for myself. And I’m so thankful for that.
When I was not rooted in the Lord, I found love, comfort, satisfaction, and worth in things and people that could never make me whole. I tried to take control of my life, pushing God to the side, but his love patiently pursued me. He remained constant and his arms were always opened wide to me, even when I rejected him again and again.
Let's party it up because the One who loves us more than anyone and anything else got back up!
This month, let’s remember the real reason for the holiday: a man who passionately pursued God even when it cost him dearly. He laid down his pride, his comfort, his right to be offended, and his past in order to take up the calling that Christ had on his life. He pushed past fear, refusing to let anything keep him from sharing the love of God with those who didn’t know Him.