Romance is a wonderful thing. The long talks, smiles, interlocked hands and purposeless walks— all of these things make us feel alive. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been single for years or married for 60, we can all relate to Tom in 500 Days of Summer when he dances through the…
Oh Enoch, you elusive man!
It seems so strange that the bible says so little about this guy yet he gets honoured in the Hebrews 11 hall of fame for faith. For those of you wondering who this man is- check out Gen 5:21-24…
“And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah; and Enoch…
“When I am consumed by my problems – stressed about my life, my family, my job – I actually convey the belief that I think the circumstances are more important than God’s command to always rejoice.
Worry implies that we don’t quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what’s happening in our lives.
Stress says that the things we are involved in are important enough to merit our impatience, our lack of grace toward others, or our tight grip of control.
Basically, these two behaviours communicate that it’s okay to sin and not trust God because the stuff in my life is somehow exceptional. Both worry and stress reek of arrogance. They declare our tendency to forget that we’ve been forgiven, that our lives here are brief, that we are headed to a place where we won’t be lonely, afraid or hurt ever again, and that in the context of God’s strength, our problems are small, indeed.
Why are we so quick to forget God? Who do we think we are? I find myself returning to this lesson often. Even though I glimpse God’s holiness, I am still dumb enough to forget that life is all about God and not about me at all.”
STOP INSULTING GOD WITH YOUR STRESS.
wow. what a wake up call.