A Humble Soul

“One property of a humble soul is this; it will quietly bear burdens, and patiently take blows and knocks, and make no noise. A humble soul sees God through all the actions of men. He looks through the secondary causes, and sees the hand of God. He looks through to the supreme cause.” — Thomas…

I Need a Hero

“I’m just a step away. I’m just a breath away from losing my faith today.” This song, crying out for a hero, has surprisingly become the echo of my heart in recent weeks. Where I had once been confident in my ability to maintain my Christian walk, I now see my overwhelming moment-by-moment need for…

So Confused…

Job 1:8 “And the Lord said to Satan, ‘Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil.’” In all honesty, I question if I want to be that “different.” Where is the fun in being perfect?…

Scarlet Letters

“You were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter…” The lyrics of “Love Story” by Taylor Swift refer back to two classic literary tales. Shakespeare’s Tragedy meets Nathaniel Hawthorne in country music. Or something like that. Having just recently read The Scarlet Letter, I found this allusion to the ignominious scarlet letter within Taylor Swift’s song…

The Will of God

In the words of missionary James Hatton, “All else being equal, go for buff!” This statement was made as a part of a message on decision making and the will of God wherein he addressed the many theories of discerning God’s will. In Scripture, we see that God has a sovereign will which is certain…

Thoughts

“Everything in your spiritual life depends on the sort of God you worship. Because the character of the worshiper will always be molded by the character of what he worships: If it is a cruel and revengeful God, the worshiper will be the same, but if it is a loving, tender, forgiving, unselfish God, the…

Quotes: Humility

“At every stage of our Christian development and in every sphere of our Christian discipleship, pride is the greatest enemy and humility our greatest friend.” – John Stott (as quoted in Humility: True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney, p. 29) “God cannot bar with seeing his glory appropriated by the creature in even the smallest degree,…