Trust

How are You Defining Victory?

How are You Defining Victory?

“But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” 1 John 4:4 (NLT) Do you feel victorious? Most days, I do. Most days, I grasp the beautiful reality that spiritually, Jesus has won the battle over good and evil. Part of our inheritance from our Abba Father is this assured…

Love is a Verb

Love is a Verb

In the New Testament, love is more of a verb than a noun. It has more to do with acting than with feeling. The call to love is not so much a call to a certain state of feeling as it is to a quality of action.” ~ RC Sproul One of the mistakes we make concerning love (whether it’s our friend, spouse, children, parents, or enemy) is to believe we will always feel loving….

Forgiveness and Trust are Not the Same

Forgiveness and Trust are Not the Same

Forgiving, forgetting, and trust. These actions would seem to go hand in hand, right? So why do we continue to remember the offense and why do we struggle with trusting again? These questions have plagued me many times. We feel guilty because we can’t forget. We are dismayed because we confuse trusting God with our situation and trusting people in our situation.  Forgiving and forgetting is nearly impossible. We are not given a lobotomy as a…