Loving God needs to come first. I live for Christ, trying to please Him in what I do and say. But I want to do more than live for Him; I want to live with Him.
As you thirst in a dry and parched land for something to give life and hope instead of sadness, worry, and despair—run to Christ.
God is paying attention. God comes close to us, wants to be present with us, attends with us.
The Shepherd’s rod and staff – the very tools by which he leads – ensure that the sheep can live fearlessly. The sheep will wander away from green pastures and quiet waters, soon finding itself in the valley of the shadow of death.
Prayer is an incubator that provides the spiritual conditions to grow religious passion. Furthermore, prayer reminds us that the Divine presence is near even when our circumstances suggest God is far away.
Spending time with those who have recently lost a loved one, suddenly or slowly is to find yourself in the presence of God.