Lighting up the darkness

When Jesus begins to shine a light in our hearts, we often push back. Not because we don’t want forgiveness, hope and peace that His light reveals. But, because that same light also exposes our pride, unfaithfulness, and other secret sins we wish could stay hidden in the closets of our hearts.

Giving Thanks

One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, “Praise God!” He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking Him for what He had done. This man was a Samaritan. – Luke 17:15-16

How we receive a gift and respond to it is a test of our pride. Don’t let the voice of your pride keep you from giving thanks this week.

Holding the Ladder

He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. – Ephesians 4:16

Jesus designed His church to be a “bigger picture” family. The church family restores what sin robbed from the biological family, and as a family, we hold each other’s ladders.