Now that we're on the final day, it's time to reflect on the journey with God.
The Most Tragic Type of Fig Leaf
As we come to the end of this religious activity (i.e., Lent & this devotional), may we not lose sight of the end goal.
About following a foot-washing God
In order to embody the humility that Jesus embodies, we may need to have a few things pruned away.
Regarding the Passion of our Lord
In order to embrace Holy Week and the God we encounter there, we may need the Vine-grower to prune some desires for comfort.
Do we want to resemble the Pharisees or imitate Christ?
As Paul says in Ephesians 4, we should forgive in the way that God has forgiven us. ... Easier said than done.
This one might be hard for some to hear.
If you struggle with stubbornness, you may be too stubborn to hear today's message!
Do you have any “good” behavior that stems from “bad” motives?
When we do the right things for the wrong reasons, it's likely that God wants to prune those false motives.
Introducing a fruitful concept
This post introduces a term that is very helpful in describing the human condition and a way of being that God must prune
Sometimes pruning can unbind us from the past, freeing us for the future
It's one thing to feel remorse. It's another thing to wallow in regret.
Can you see people as Jesus sees them?
In order to see people as God sees them, we may need the Vine-grower to prune the branch of cynicism.
Do you ever please people in order to have your emotional needs met?
What would it look like to be satisfied in God?
Regarding unrealistic expectations
Surely, God wants us to be mindful of unrealistic expectations we have—both of ourselves and of others.