There’s an interesting juxtaposition in this Ephesians passage: first, God saved us through His own grace and not by anything we did or could ever do for ourselves. But also, we were created to do good works. So even though we could not save ourselves, there is still something we can do on the other side of God’s salvation.
You know those moments where you’re sitting with a close friend, and before you know it, you’ve totally spilled your guts about whatever crazy/scary/amazing/terrible thing is going on in your life? That’s what this space is for. We’ve all found ourselves in a place we never expected or never wanted to be. But while we’re here – wherever here may be for you – let’s talk about it.
Everything around us is planned – bus schedules, movie times, meetings with agendas, etc. all so that we can schedule our lives accordingly. Sometimes it can even feel like we are at the mercy of some master calendar that we didn’t sign off on. But if Jesus is Lord, then we are on his calendar. So why are we still bound by culture’s schedule? Let’s talk about it…
How do you know if your worship is pleasing to God? Can it be measured by how you feel? Is it counted in the number of tears you shed during the last song on a Sunday morning or by how high you lift your hands? One hand or two hands?
If God opened our eyes to all that He is, all that He is doing, how might we be changed?
What is it about the chemically manufactured, lacking in nutritional value, factory processed food that has us convinced manmade is better than farm fresh? Anyone who has spent a Saturday at the farmers market knows how much more flavorful and satisfying it is to eat the food that God gave us. Yet we are still addicted to the fare we create for ourselves. Why are we like this?