When we’re blindsided by our sins—falling to those temptations we thought we didn’t struggle with or were too mature for, there are three truths that can help us not lose heart.
Every time we’re tempted to resent the hurt, we can entrust ourselves to God. Each battle against bitterness is an offering of worship to him.
God, we cannot transform ourselves. Reshape our hearts until they mirror your own.
Let gospel reality in your head fuel gospel fervency in your heart that leads to gospel urgency in your life.
The Great Commission isn’t just accomplished by going to other nations but by receiving them. Because God welcomed us at great cost to himself, we’re called to welcome our refugee neighbors.
I don’t want my kids to grow up thinking they love God, when all they really love is the comfort he provides in their lives. They need to know up front that saving faith transforms us into living sacrifices, and that through sacrifice they’ll find satisfaction in Christ.
If we stop frantically trying to find our way to strength, our eyes can remain focused on the Savior who holds us in our weakness.
God never has—and never will—run away. He never leaves or forsakes His children.
Surprised by Paradox was a beautiful, challenging, and thought-provoking book. Jen masterfully explores Biblical paradoxes in a way that’s sometimes uncomfortable but always tethered by truth.
God isn’t looking for greatness. He’s looking for people so humbled by His greatness that they don’t care whether they are small or significant, they just want to glorify Him.