We need to learn what we need to do to become a calming rather than contentious influence, so that the John 17:20-23 prayer of Jesus’ can become a reality in our lives.
The next time you feel like you are foolish and don’t understand something, remember Jesus, like God, is patient and will work you through things until they are clear. He will comfort you along the way, easing your anxiety and bringing clarity to the complexity.
When an individual can “hold the attention of someone by being extremely interesting, exciting, charming, or attractive,” then that person is captivating. This brings us to a question. How captivating was Jesus?
Redefining our view of Jesus should include not only identifying compassion in his life, but exhibiting compassion in our own.
“Deep Transparency” is a spiritual state of security with God, where we overcome our fear of being emotionally honest with him and people.
Proverbs can help us put the spiritual into our deep friendships. In our reading, we should identify the 5-7 qualities of “Deep Spiritual Friendships” we want to practice.
Naomi is one of the rare individuals in scripture who demonstrates the “Deep Humility” necessary to see and admit the depth of her brokenness.
This is a lesson for all of us about running and quitting. Before we “give up the ghost,” maybe we should check with God to find out if he has a plan.