Joshua stepped out in faith and God did something amazing. How do I make that my reality?
It's a choice that'll determine whether on January 1, 2022, we'll look back on disaster or joy.
Raise your hand if you have ever been able to fully obey God and follow all His commands. Exactly.
I've been trying to keep it together. Haphazardly put the lights back up. Patch things up. Give myself a pep talk. Make a plan. Set goals. Trial and error. But I haven't been getting it right.
We attend church. We call ourselves Christians. We insist that we believe in God. It all looks and sounds very good, but we've forgotten something crucial.
Why do we get mad when God asks us only to treat people how He tells us to, or work how He tells us to, or have sex how He tells us to, or just live life how He tells us to?
Christians get a bad rap these days because, well, a lot of them deserve it. We don't glorify God with our actions or our words. But why is that?
When an Israelite in the Bible times made a vow to God, it was private, between them and God. Unless, of course, if they were a woman. What gives?
I have been trying so hard, for so long. I've been trying to be perfect. And I'm freaking sick of it. I'm done. I'm not here to be perfect.
I just can't do it anymore.
Men ejaculate, women have periods. What's the big deal? Declaring them "unclean" until evening? Making them offer sacrifices? Why did God make the Israelites go through all of that? Is that shaming?