Blurbs of Grace

Tag: Christianity

The Opposite of Love

The opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is indifference. Love hates. Love hates wrong. Love hates hurt. Indifference on other hand… Indifference does what it pleases, shrugs its shoulders, and says, “Who cares?” Indifference whispers, “It’s not really worth it.” But not love. Love whispers, “It’s worth it.” Love echoes over all creation, “I care.” Love urges, “Care.” Love urges, “Love.”

1 John 4:8
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

The Greater Sickness

I know that God can heal the sick, but sometimes, I wonder if he doesn’t simply to teach those around them what it is to care for and truly love others. For it seems to me, that if I am too busy or uncompassionate to the pains and needs of others, I am the one with the greater sickness.

The Great “I Will?”

Our God is not the Great “I Will.” He is the Great “I Am.” Consider this as you wait on Him in prayer. 

(Exodus 3:14, Romans 8:28)

Gaining Gratitude

It is only through experiencing the absence of those who we love that we can come to truly appreciate the presence of the One who loves us. It is only through experiencing the inadequacy of the created, that we can come to truly appreciate the adequacy of the Creator.

Have a Hard Task Ahead?

Remember this:

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Everyday is “Halloween”

What is it about Halloween that so many of us enjoy? Perhaps it is the chance to receive all kinds of yummy goodies simply by walking and knocking on others’ doors. Perhaps it is just the chance to become something new and something different, from who we are, if only for a little while.

In truth, everyday we have the chance to “walk the walk” and be filled with all kinds of “goodies” from the one who knocks on the door of our hearts. Everyday we have the chance to be something new and something different, from who we have been… Not just for a little while, but for eternity.

Revelation 3:20
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock…”

2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

Bored?

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Don’t underestimate the blessing of being “bored.”

Got Complaints?

I just finished reading some words that were written by King David long ago. They challenged me to really consider how we pour out our complaints over the phone, in emails and text messages, in person, on Facebook and Twitter, and even in our own personal blogs.

“With my voice I cry out to the Lord; with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord. I pour out my complaint before him; I tell my trouble before him.” – Psalm 142:1-2

Give your spouse and your friends a break from the bulk of your complaining. Take your complaints to the Lord first.

In Spite Their Imperfections

Loving a person does not mean you have to love everything they do. Love others in spite of their “imperfections.” That is, after all, how you would want others to love you.

Google is Not God

Google gives you possibilities. God’s Word gives you certainties.