The generous person lives a life of loving compassion, a passionate life alive with feelings of otherness.
When our sins are exposed, they can be healed. Until we’re healed (and forgiven), we won’t be effective at shining God’s light into other peoples’ lives.
Authenticity touches the heart of God and reveals just how merciful and generous He is. Honestly, whether we admit anger or not, He already knows what we feel (1 Samuel 16:7). So talk to Him openly and freely.
Today we begin with two of the quotes, one from Adam Clarke, the other from Elizabeth Elliot. As you ponder these quotes (and related Bible references), let them change the way you live your faith.
The amazing thing is that every bit of our holiday weekend it is occurring in the midst of Covid-19. That’s because life goes on, even in crises. As does God’s love in Jesus Christ. And it’s this amazing grace that holds it all together.
If we looked at our problems more like challenges, perhaps we would be more hopeful about the future.
It is people like you and me that the Apostle Paul had in mind when wrote to fearful, anxious, beleaguered Christians living in Ephesus: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”
My prayer for each of us in this “great pause” is to find the grace in it and to be able to see the risen Lord when he appears to us.