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Though we don’t like to acknowledge it, life is an inherently hazardous process.  Indeed, the potential for peril exists on a daily basis.  Even so, it is ultimately fear that poses the greatest threat to our future.

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God’s faithfulness to complete the good work He’s begun in His children makes it difficult to simply dismiss those who’ve disappointed us in the past.  To assume the position that people never change is to deny God’s ability to transform and redeem.

Genuine parenting includes both protecting and preparing.  Unfortunately, it often seems as though you steal from one to afford the other.

It’s not a bowl’s destiny to remain clean and stored in the cupboard. It was made to be a vessel, poured out for the nourishment of others. Washing it simply prepares it to serve it’s purpose.

We rarely brush against the limits of our potential, because we so easily succumb to the demands of our comfort. It’s seldom a question of “can we” and more often the struggle of “will we”.

“Jesus wept”, and if our sons are to be transformed into His image, they too shall shed tears. The idea that men don’t cry is cultural, not scriptural; rooted more in John Wayne than Jesus Christ.

 

The problem with us trying to play the Holy Spirit in someone else’s life, is we so often try to be the Counselor when He’s wanting to be the Comforter.