God is a promise-keeper in spite of all our dysfunction.
Do you remember as a kid coming home and asking what’s for dinner? Based on the answer, there was probably a groan or a cheer. Maybe your kids or spouse ask the same question.
Have you ever felt like your life was a little like the Warner Brothers’ Roadrunner cartoon of the 60s and 70s? Unfortunately, your character is not the roadrunner, who miraculously escapes every peril. Instead, yours is that of the coyote.
My father’s name was good. My father’s name opened a door for me that was not expected but was greatly appreciated.
What might be included in your “spiritual training plan?” Prayer, Scripture, fellowship with others, and sharing your faith might come to mind. All these things need to be included, but we need to think at the heart level.
I have a cup of coffee and you accidentally bump the coffee cup. Now there’s coffee all over the floor. Why is there coffee all over the floor?
Jesus spoke of relationships when He summed up the whole of the Law and Prophets in Matthew 22:34–40: love God with everything you are and love your neighbor (other people) as yourself. It all comes down to relationships, both the vertical and the horizontal. A way we show our love for God is loving people.
The vendors at the baseball games herald their goods, making sure all in earshot know they can purchase what they are selling. “Peanuts, get your peanuts!” is one of my favorite vendor calls while watching a baseball game.
You can be faithful through the curveballs of life when you embrace the Author of your story.
What informs your thoughts about who you are? What informs you on what to pursue for significance? What is it you are seeking to fulfill you? Answering these questions can be challenging.