Why Do We Do What We Do?

“The word of God came to Solomon saying, “About this Temple you are building—what’s important is that you live the way I’ve set out for you and do what I tell you, following my instructions carefully and obediently. Then I’ll complete in you the promise I made to David your father. I’ll personally take up my residence among the Israelites—I won’t desert my people Israel.” (1 Kings 6:11-13, MSG)

With God, it’s not about the externals but about the internals – the heart before all else because everything else flows out of the heart. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23, NCV) Read more →

God’s Perfect Balance

As a parent, I’m constantly trying to balance being loving (or rather, being nice, since giving discipline is actually being loving) and being stern. Some of us go to either extreme and need either God or someone else to point it out to us and then grace to balance it out. Read more →