Sunday, July 28, 2013

In Pursuit

I was challenged at work this week by my boss; she didn't even know she was doing it.  She shared some experiences that she felt had been encounters with the supernatural, though she likely would not phrase it that way.  I had never thought she took the Christian faith she proclaimed exceptionally seriously.  Maybe she doesn't think she takes it seriously either.  She admits that she has never been one for studying the Word extensively, but that she was more of a hands on, practical-type as far as faith goes.  Honestly, from what she shared with me, I'd say she was on  the right track.  The fruits of the Spirit and of Jesus' character were evident in many of the parts of her life that she opened up to me.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

On Suffering and the Mind of Christ

I have a friend who praises God every time she stubs her toe.  She has been developing a habit of speaking praise instead of a curse whenever she experiences suffering, even for small things like stubbing toes.  This challenges me.  It has taken time for me to look this challenge in the face, but lately, I have been finding myself turning towards it. I have by no means grasped the full weight, nor practiced to the fullest extent of this truth, but my understanding of suffering is being changed.