Humility and patience go hand and hand. When we grasp the goodness of God's love toward us, we can reflect that love to our children, enduring the pains of parenthood with grace.
Marital strife happens when we love ourself over the love of our life. The solution to this destructive pride is humility before God. With godly humility, the warring rope can be dropped. Marital closeness is more than possible, it’s God-glorifying!
Cultivating humility draws us closer to Him. By cherishing His supreme role in our lives, we learn more and more about His grace, depend deeper on His promises, and find endless reasons to glorify Him.
Abram was on the top of the world. He and his men had swiftly and impressively defeated a band of kings. Lot, Abram's nephew, was now safe and sound, rescued from a dismal fate. An Old Testament reflection of Christ, the Priest-King known as Melchizedek, even bestows on Abram an incredible blessing. What he did next showed incredible faith.
Poor. Mourning. Meek. Hungry. Thirsty. What a sad state to be in. Or is it? The description is not finished. Merciful. Pure. Peaceful. Such qualities we admire and associate with love. And then there is the conclusion. Persecuted. These words describe a person who is blessed, and also compose the beatitudes. And yet many ask, how can… Continue reading The Beauty of the Beatitudes