The church in Ephesus was surrounded by wickedness, yet pursued holiness. But God still had something against them; they had forgotten and left their first love. It was almost as if they were cheating on God with religious holiness. After all, what is holiness without love?
Satan wants to dupe us into giving up the best for something that will in the end, at best, simply benefit us nothing. At worst, it will destroy us.
Have you seen the movie Catch Me If You Can ? It’s a match of wits between a con artist and the FBI agent who eventually catches him.
Shame hinders the healing of our hearts. It keeps us from freedom and the blessings of God. I invited Norma Donnavan, founder of Restoring Hearts Ministry, to share with you about grace. She has also graciously provided the booklet, The Most Priceless Gift, as a free download for all my readers.
I struggled to keep up with the rest of the runners. Why did I enter this race? I’ll never make it. I’m no good at this running stuff. I slowed my pace, about convinced to quit when a voice speaks from behind. A small, gentle voice. But strong. “Don’t give up now. You’re almost there. […]