Sharing Peace, Joy, and Confidence in Christ with Others
I wake up each morning hoping to make God smile. That’s my goal, but I’m not as consistent as I’d like to be. The best way to describe this blessed and sometimes frustrating circumstance is – life.
God has a purpose for you today just as He has for me. My failures are usually connected to complexity, confusion, or lack of awareness.
“Why did I SAY that?!” or “Why did I DO that?!”
Then there’s the flip side, wondering why I didn’t do or say something I realized later I should. Another day, another dose of grace, glory, and humility.
God really is good – all the time
Most contemporary authorities lead you away from the simple love of Christ and the leisure of walking beside Him. God is good – all the time. He isn’t intolerant, mean, or wishy-washy. He is God!
God lightens burdens, speaks into our needs, holds us, shakes us, teaches us, and sends us.
Simplicity is the stuff of faith in Jesus Christ. Simple light-hearted faith. Like horses, God isn’t as concerned with what you do as why you do it. God cares about who you are in relationship to Him – not the details of your service.
The Parallel Between God and Horses
Unless you have one in the barn, horses are metaphor. They’re as simple and silly as three year old children but wise as Yoda. Horses help us grasp the weight of worthy leadership, understand that limited commitment always produces limited results, and that love is the most powerful motivator–without bruising our egos.
I love all people because I first loved all horses. If you don’t get that, I’d love to expand on the thought. Drop me an email.
Joy happens when every part of life is connected and rests on the same unshakable foundation – Jesus Christ. Every disconnect or divide limits your ability to achieve goals, luxuriate in daily peace, and enjoy the blessings of life with Christ.
God cares about relationship. Especially the one He has with you. Looking for community? Great! You’re in the right place. Consider joining me on Facebook!
Aside from size, what’s the biggest difference between horses and people? Horses don’t lie to themselves or anyone else. They’re far more honest than we, but they also love. Mourn. Scheme. Frustrate. Delight. Pout. Rebel. Negotiate. Delight. Give up. Seek connection.
Peace and Joy Can Be Yours Today
I’m confident in this statement because Jesus both promised and provided the means to claim them for yourself.
If this delight isn’t your reality today, or you can’t figure out why your teaching or messages aren’t producing fruit in others, the answer lies in focusing on who Jesus is and what He taught His disciples.
Every answer you need is in God’s Word.