Conflict · Love · struggle

a day of inner conflict…

A day of outer conflict…has led to a day of inner conflict…Fighting the urge to complain…and to let others have their way…Resisting the temptation to give in to irritation…Being OK… with unexpected errands…and no quiet in my day…has been a challenge…As I write…I see I’m having trouble loving others today…as He defines love…Love is patient,…… Continue reading a day of inner conflict…

Conflict · Doubt · Faith

when conflict leads to doubt…

Conflict… I had some this morning…it wasn’t extreme… not Jerry Springer-esque…but disquieting… nonetheless…In an effort to encourage a loved one with His Word… and reminders… I found myself up against a hard heart… a spirit seemingly closed off to His Word…The whole experience… triggered doubt…All day… I doubted…my motives…my obedience…Had I really heard Him…?Or was…… Continue reading when conflict leads to doubt…

Church · Conflict · Grace · Hard · Waiting

wheat among weeds…

Taking steps around the church house…my heart became heavy… burdened by conflict within the church…Unsure how to pray… wondering whether to ask Him to weed it out…I gave the burden up to the Spirit…He who intercedes with groanings…the echo of what was in my heart…groanings…In that moment… a parable came to mind…The kingdom of heaven…… Continue reading wheat among weeds…

Conflict · Gospel · The Journey

The Journey Readings: Week 56… and conflict…

The effective spreading of the Gospel… the good news grace… seems to always stir up conflict…In Philippi… Paul freed an annoying slave girl from a spirit of divination… she became useless to her owners… no longer able to tell the future…Conflict arose… resulting in Paul and his companion receiving a beating… and imprisonment… (Acts 16:16-24)When…… Continue reading The Journey Readings: Week 56… and conflict…