Secrets. We all have them. And we’re tempted to keep them private, hidden, concealed. Secrets feed on our fears.
“If they really knew who you are, no one would love you anymore.”
“People are going to be so disappointed in you when they find out what you’ve done.”
“Can you imagine if they could read your mind!”
There are things we struggle with in secret which consume us. And we go around, wearing our happy-mask… pretending to be ok. But we’re not ok.
When people ask how we’re doing, we tell them, “I’m fine.” But inside we’re crying out for help.
Whether your secret struggles have to do with mental health, body-image, sexual identity, abuse, addictions, pornography, or any other number of things… you do NOT need to struggle alone! Continue reading
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be having a conversation we’ve named, “The Fireplace.” Here’s the idea: Fire in your fireplace gives light, heat, and it can even cook your food. But when the fire leaves the fireplace, you’re going to get burned. It may not burn down the house completely, but it’s going to cause damage.
Sex is like fire – when boundaries are removed, there is great potential for it to cause harm and damage.
There are things our parents say so often we don’t even hear it anymore. They might to totally right, and what they’re saying could be something worth listening to… but you’ve heard it so many times you’ve tuned it out.
What if your parent is saying it so often because they’ve learned it the hard way?
I think that’s what happens with John 3:16. Unfortunately, it’s so well known that many people miss out on the glorious truth it simply proclaims. It’s an incredible verse to summarize the gospel-message.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”