If you think about it, “yes” and “no” are two of the most important and used vocabulary words in our language. They are around us all the time, circulating in the air we breathe. But how should they be appearing in our faiths?
Holy. It’s a word used in many different ways from “holy cow” to “holy, are you Lord.” We hear it in church. We hear it in class, at work, on the street, in the grocery store, and in television shows; however do we truly understand its meaning and its beauty?
The New Year is here and while that is a blessing, sometimes it can be trying on our faith. We want God to work within our timing and when He doesn’t, it can feel like our New Year is backwards and becoming Yew Near. But we must not assume God is up to malice because He is not working within our timing.
God has blessed us with people in our lives that make us smile when our world is dark, make us laugh, take care of us, and encourage us. One of His many blessings to us is our community. But are you cherishing the people around you with thankfulness?
Do you ever feel like God is standing in your way and keeping you from your plans? Have you ever thought that maybe it isn’t actually God standing in your way, but something else entirely? There is a stone on the way up the mountain needing to be discovered.
Sometimes in life we grow agitated and irritated when we can’t hear God speaking over all the noise. We think, “okay, if I can’t hear God, maybe I should just do my own thing.” But in reality, doing so causes a larger interference than you began with.
As people, we all have our desires. We want this job, this family life, these friendships, and these circumstances. We want everything under the sun to align just as we plan, but sometimes God has chosen something else for us. So, how do we tell the difference between being chosen and the desires of our heart?
“Butterflies are nature’s tragic heros. They life most of their lives being completely ordinary. And then, one day, the unexpected happens. They burst from their cocoons in a blaze of colors and become utterly extraordinary. It is the shortest phase of their lives, but it hold the greatest importance. It shows us how empowering change can be.” -Kelseyleigh Reber