Showing posts from March, 2012

To be like Christ

My wife had a significant conversation with my oldest son last night concerning some hard things that he is going through at school. She mentioned that what is happening, although temporarily relieved at this point, my continue. He wasn't too excited about the thought of that but he said that he would accept it because God was making him more like Jesus through the whole situation. I cannot tell you how thankful I am that God is impressing this into his little life. Here is a 5th grader who not only believes that there is a God, but that sees what is happening around him as this personal God actively shaping him into the only person He has ever been completely impressed with: His Son, Jesus Christ. To have had that perspective when I was his age would have been a great gift indeed. If I could have seen the teasing, the rejection, the physics homework as a consistent invasion of the life I try to live without Him by the One who loved me more than I ever could imagine. The hope that

Resting in holiness?

...Please let me stay and rest In Your holiness Word of God speak - Word of God Speak, MercyMe I have to say that one of my favorite recent groups, if not my favorite, is MercyMe. They consistently speak my language and I love their musicality especially when they work with Brown Bannister. But this isn't the point of why I am writing. We sang this song yesterday when I was with the church and the line "Please let me stay and rest in Your holiness" struck me. It either proves how far I have come, how far I have yet to go, or a little bit of both. When I was an enemy of God the last thing I was interested in was right living or making sure that I was set apart for anything other than the fun that I was pursuing at the time. Of course I expected others to treat me with some modicum of decency but I certainly was not the least bit attracted to what was right. Don't tell me what I should or must do...I had a million excuses for why I shouldn't listen to the least b