If you're wondering if you're blocking your blessing, maybe this is one way of sussing it out.
Maybe we have a generic idea of what it looks like to be a Christian. Go to church every week. Buy a highlighter and use it in your Bible. Volunteer at a soup kitchen?
But what if God wanted to do a new thing in your faith walk?
We want "yes", but God says "no". Or we want "no", when God actually says "yes". What are we supposed to do in these situations?
Summary: "He's just ghetto." "That's some white people stuff." "That's why I don't mess with people from there." In other words, you are this and I am that. You are inferior and I am superior. Your community is tripping while mine is innocent. Your people need to get their act together while my people can … Continue reading Tribe vs. Tribe (Numbers 2)
Summary: What is in your wallet? Do you check way too often, like I do? Do you love budgeting or do you hate it? Do you have any idea what's in your account? Do you even want to know? I care way too much about my money, and although most people aren't as anal as … Continue reading What’s In Your Wallet? (Leviticus 25)
Right now God sits above the circle of the Earth. He sees my cubicle, my stoplight, and those cars, but He also sees the past and He sees the future. He sees suffering. He sees suicides. He sees death. He sees hopelessness. And He knows, without a shadow of a doubt, exactly how to escape. How to survive. How to get to fresh air.
Summary: Have you ever suddenly come to the horrifying realization that that smell is you? Maybe you didn't put enough deodorant on. Maybe you ate something really garlicky! The bottom line is that something smells, and it's you. I'm a sweaty person, especially when I'm nervous or uncomfortable, so this happens to me a lot. … Continue reading Come As You Are…Actually, Don’t (Leviticus 22)
Summary: What is true love? What does it mean to love someone, for real? What does it look like, feel like? How can you be sure? Whatever answers your favorite philosopher, song, or movie gives to those questions, we all know that love is a big deal. It's the ultimate trump card. Your family and … Continue reading #LoveWins (Leviticus 21)
Summary: How fast do you drive? Do you do the speed limit? A little above? A little below (God forbid)? I used to speed boldly, around 10-15 miles above the speed limit because there are no cops on this road, so who cares? Then I got pulled over. Then I got pulled over again. I … Continue reading You Have Been Sentenced To Death (Leviticus 20)
Do you think everything God asks you to do is fair?