Growth is always a goal. We are either growing towards Jesus or away from him. We grow from victory, not for victory. Jesus has won. Rest in his victory, but grow to fight the sin within you knowing that you will fail. Any growth that I talk about is from a place of victory, not of defeat. Growth is for the sake of sanctification, not for justification.
In everything, let the gospel be the narrative of your marriage. Remind yourself of your desperate need for God's grace. Know your sins are forgiven in Christ. Walk in new life knowing the old has passed away and the new is here. Your spouse can't take your sin. Only Jesus. When we surrender to Christ then forgiveness gets easier, patience gets easier, and love gets easier. Because we know that Jesus did it for us.
Our hearts have been conditioned to glorify ourselves. We are all calling-amnesiacs. In the everyday pursuit of making our lives as productive, comfortable, and enjoyable as possible we forget the one who calls us. We have a calling because we have been called. What makes calling confusing is that we are constantly forgetting the one who calls us.
Why such a big deal about steadiness? Because if we don't live a steady life then we will go wherever the waves want us to. We will be pushed by anxiety, stress, and busyness and become someone that we never wanted to be.
Black lives matter is not an attack on all lives matter. When I hear well meaning white friends say "all lives matter" my heart cringes at the embedded privilege that saturates the statement. Yet, I have been that friend. I have been the one who has made ignorant assumptions based upon my 21-year-old, middle class, … Continue reading black lives matter
Who am I? High School is a time in life where people attempt to create “self-defining” lists. High School is also kinda messed up. If this hasn't been your experience… great; but I’m willing to bet that if I did a survey, the majority would agree that high school is a culmination of comparison, cliques, … Continue reading DIFFERENTLY DEFINED – Will Imfeld
A LEADER HAS FOLLOWERS UNITED WITH A COMMON GOAL "Followers are more important to leaders than leaders are to followers." — Barbara Kellerman A leader is not a leader unless they have followers united with a common mission. I think the word follower has a loose definition in today's social media age. If we think … Continue reading WHAT MAKES A LEADER? (Part 1)
I remember in 6th grade when I first got called into ministry. I went on a trip called Summer in the Son at Kentucky Christian University. When I look back on my first week-long trip away from home, I remember how much I didn't want to go. I was the kid who threw a tantrum to get out … Continue reading WHAT MAKES A LEADER? (Intro)
In the past week, Black Panther is now at #5 for the best opening weekend of all time bringing in $202,003,951. I have now seen this movie twice, and both times I have been blown away by the depth of characters and storyline in this movie. I do not want to spoil anything for anyone … Continue reading THERE’S MORE TO BLACK PANTHER
If you know me, then you have heard of my girlfriend Suz. I have mentioned her in a handful of posts. Although, she has impacted more posts than you know. Everything I do is impacted by her. She has impacted me more than I even know. We met in youth group around 8th grade for … Continue reading 13 LESSONS FROM 4 YEARS OF DATING