Why does Jesus do what he does?

The beautiful thing about following Jesus is that he doesn’t just want us to copy his outward behaviors, he wants us to become like him completely, understanding why he does what he does by transforming our minds. Instead of looking at life through the question of “what would Jesus do?”, we should be asking, “why would Jesus do what he does?”  Continue reading Why does Jesus do what he does?

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Life is Beautiful

Today was an interesting day.

Some not so good things happened, but then some really good things happened. It’s almost like the goodness completely covered over the badness, and I’m left with hope and expectation for the future.

It really is all about perspective, for the bad things that happened today feel like a small speck now once I see the light. I see God moving in so many new ways, and I feel like a child on Christmas morning full of joy for the gifts that are about to be revealed to me.

Do I deserve the gifts? No. That makes me all the more excited, though, because I was given them as gifts, and not payments for what I’ve done.

So here’s a shoutout to God’s goodness! I hope I never forget this day—this horrible, yet spectacular day. I thank God for the friends he’s given me and the encouragement they are. I thank him for my family and the hope that he brings them. 

Life is beautiful, no matter how big the specks of suffering become.

Perspective 

Today was a great day.

Even through the hardships, God’s hope surfaces. It’s all about perspective.

Earlier I worked in an amusement park as it rained all day. It was technically awful. Like the worst. I was cold and soaked. 

But it was also weird, because I made the choice to be content in all circumstances. It really was a choice. And it was amazing. I wasn’t upset at all today, but rather content and happy. It’s because I have this hope inside of me that’s real and firm, and it’s spreading.

I love life.