Showing posts from September, 2019

Press On

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Philippians 3:12-15. "Our chapter doesn't do enough to focus on Christ." "She is not letting anyone do anything." "I just don't even know if I want to be a sister anymore if this is what it's like..." I cannot tell you how many times I hear this, even from the women who have spent loads and loads of time investing in the vision God gifted them with to see a Christian sorority at the

The Spiritual Gift of Busyness

Let me introduce you to the lesser known of the spiritual gifts: Busyness . And since it's hard to detect sarcasm over a computer screen...that's sarcasm. Here's a re-enactment from every. one. of. our. lives. "How are you doing?" "Oh I'm just so BUSY." No. That is not how you are doing. That is how the world tells you you are doing. The god of busyness is not the God of grace. Smug senses of superiority for accomplishing many tasks don’t fit neatly into God’s kingdom. Measuring yourself by your achievements doesn’t match up with a gospel that saves by grace, not by more work. But, I bet you feel important, I bet you feel needed, I bet you feel wanted. Okay let me state a fact for you: you are all of those things when you're sitting in a chair at home reading a book. God calls you His child which means you are important, you are wanted, you are needed, and you are loved regardless of the amount of appointments in your day. One