So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:17–19, ESV) Learning to love yourself starts with abiding and resting in the love of God. God is utterly, totally, madly in love with you. God loves you in a greater way than you could ever love yourself. Let that sink in for a moment. God loves you more than you could … [Read More...]
True or False? Hurting people hurt others. True! We hear about all the violence in the news. In every instance, there is some hurt or pain in the life of a person who commits a crime. There is something that causes them to bring pain into the life of others. Ultimately, they lack love that brings healing from the pain. Maybe you have been hurt in the past by someone else. It is easy to lash back at them. We get hurt so we hurt them back. It is only when we are healthy and whole that we respond in a better way. If hurting people hurt others, it is healthy people who help others. You can’t … [Read More...]
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Romans 13:8–9, ESV) I am not a Justin Beiber fan (known as Beliebers), but I must admit that I had one of his songs stuck in my head this last summer. It was “Love Yourself.” If you are not familiar with it, you can listen to it here: https://youtu.be/TMSIR210mRg The lyrics … [Read More...]
40 Things to Give up for Lent
This is post that started it all and led to the creation of Greater Things Today. Discover 40 Things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of you life.
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This list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life.
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