What to Lose: My Plans and Expectations

A Series by Jill Holler – Part 3 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21 If you read my last post, “What to Lose: My List of Failures,” you know that one way Satan tries to gain victory over me is by tempting me to focus on all of the mistakes I have made–instead of focusing on God. Similarly, the issue I address this week relates to my self-focused view.  It has been one of the biggest challenges of my Christian life. I pray that Christ will free me from its grip, so that I can gain abundant life in him. And I am praying the same for you.  Plans and Perceptions My mind Read More

Lead Me to You

Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. Psalm 43:3-4 Enlighten my mind to your will, O Lord, and wrap it in your loving kindness. Let me receive it with joy, as a treasure of endless worth, designed specifically by you to shape me into who you have called me to be. May the desire of my heart be to walk upon the path that you have prepared for me, so that I may accomplish your purposes and glorify you in all I do. Remove the stubbornness of my own selfish Read More

The Lusts of the World

  For everything that belongs to the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one’s lifestyle – is not from the Father, but is from the world. And the world with its lust is passing away, but the one who does God’s will remains forever.  1 John 2:16-17 (HCSB) All That Is Passing Away How desperately our arms want to reach out and grab ahold of all that is passing away! The things of this world call out to us with their false promises, tempting us to believe only in the things we can see. As we look at the material world around us, we are drawn to its enticing beauty, and we long to embrace Read More