According to Jesus, one’s earthly possessions can impede a person’s affection for God. It is very difficult to leave behind belongings that provide comfort and stability – even if such things are temporary.
Contrary to popular opinion, theology is not defined by intellectual scholars reading books or arrogant seminarians picking fights. The term theology means “the study of God.”
Many of our lifestyles (running chaotically from task to task) have stifled any appetite for beauty. We need to jumpstart these affections by choosing to practice godly habits that put us in a posture to savor Christ’s beauty. The good news is that affections are like a muscle; they grow and develop as we exercise them.
Disciples of Jesus make disciples. It’s a life-changing truth. And it is one that has changed my life, as women who embraced this truth discipled me. These women knew that loving me meant concern for my growth. And so, they toiled to teach, encourage, and exhort me. These sisters helped me to increase in understanding, while also nurturing my heart, and laboring in prayer for me.
If you’re creative, a dreamer, a visionary, one who possess the raw talent to get a lot of things done – you’ll face the temptation to forget Who is actually omnipotent and thus bite off a bit more than you can chew.