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God's capacity to make all things new—especially when all our hope is gone and our own resources are spent—is the heart of the gospel. "Impossible" is where this God begins.
I've learned that the passionate voice inside me (which can sometimes sound like an arrogant twerp) is rarely calling others to greater faithfulness. It's calling me.
When I don't fit in with the crowd, or I can't see my way clear, I try to get a better view of Jesus. If Jesus noticed Zacchaeus, surely he notices me, too.
If this is the last day before tomorrow, what else should I be doing but praising God?
Where is the gate of righteousness at our southern border? Who will offer God's protection? How far are the righteous willing to go to care for children? May God help us with answers.
We invest in the gospel by faith, not knowing what or when or if the investment will pay off. Lord of the harvest, free us from the need to see the results of our service and our love.
Who taught you to love God with all your mind?
What does it mean to be saved from aimlessness?
"I would go to church, but I don't like Jesus all that much. He's confusing." I wonder if Jesus would be less confusing, and the church more attractive, if his followers were more committed.
God's checklist and my internalized checklist of shame are incompatible. I don't have to fit into rigid boxes to be part of the beloved community.