All posts tagged: Devotional

Iron Sharpens Iron Indeed, a wise friend can make us wiser. I truly believe that we are strongly influenced by the 5 people we spend the most time with. Reflecting, I need to firstly pray to be growing to be more like Jesus – loving, obedient. Then try to live out these qualities to the people closest to me to love and encourage them as well. And lastly, it has become important for me to also make choices on who to spend time with Enough thinking and time to go for Saturday breakfast with Hubbubu and the family 😀

Removing Neediness

The gospel, if it is really believed, removes neediness – the need to be constantly respected, appreciated, and well regarded; the need to have everything in your life go well; the need to have power over others. All of these great, deep needs continue to control you only because the concept of the glorious God delighting in you with all His being is just that – a concept and nothing more. Our hearts don’t believe it, so they operate in default mode. Paul is saying that if you want to really change, you must let the gospel teach you – that is to train, discipline, coach you – over a period of time. You must let the gospel argue with you. You must let the gospel sink down deeply into your heart, until it changes your motivation and views and attitudes. – Tim Keller