This topic came up a while back in an online Bible study I am doing on Matthew, and it has come up again today on the topic of forgiveness. One of my strongest bents toward sin is to want to hurt people back when they hurt me. And to want to get overly emotional in … Continue reading How to Overcome Anger and Hurt
One theme I write about often is understanding and embracing my progressive sanctification in Christ, being transparent about my sinfulness in my old flesh and about my frustrations with my slow progress in Christ. Today I turn the coin to the other side, and I want to write about my rejoicing in and praising God … Continue reading Rejoicing in Christ
I continue to pursue personal holiness as the Bible says believers should. I continue to fail often. I suppose I am not as bad as I could be, would be, were I not focusing on my desire to obey Christ out of love for Him. But oh how slow is my progressive sanctification and oh … Continue reading My Paradoxical Pursuit Continues
Did that title get your attention? I tend to be too hard on myself, at least in some ways. Can you relate? In other ways, I am probably not hard enough on myself. Lately I've been thinking about how foolish it is to keep beating myself up about sins that God has freely forgiven and … Continue reading Stop the beatings.