Have you ever watched a small child putting together a puzzle? Sometimes the child will take a small piece, put it in a larger space, and declare that it fits. From your experience, you know that fitting requires more than just laying flat against a board. In truth, fitting means snapping exactly with the pieces... Continue Reading →
What’s in My Heart?
If only our hearts were like our wallets, where we could take them out and thumb through the contents. God sees our hearts that clearly. He knows our passions, our intentions, our motivations, and our secrets. He even sees inside the deep folds, where our unrealized feelings and needs lie. When they came, he looked... Continue Reading →
Cleaning a Heart 2: Forgiveness
Once we ask God to forgive our sin, he does, and our spiritual life begins. In shaping our new life, God wants to make us holy, like he is. If you were to rescue a child from sleeping in the mud, you would never want to see that child return to that old habit. You... Continue Reading →