This is a brief panorama of the joys and sorrows of Wesleyan Methodists around the globe.
I will do whatever it takes so that God can work in me and through me.
Jesus was full of passion, which makes following in the Jesus way a passionate endeavor.
To follow Jesus up close, rather than at a distance, we must base our lives on the reality of faith rather than the reality of fear.
If we are to hear the voice of God, and thus have an understanding of what it means to follow Jesus in real time, we must surround ourselves with the language and voice of God.
As we rehearse our vision of faith over and over, keeping it ever before us, it strengthens and sustains us, remaining intact as a source of strength during times of crisis and resistance.
God offers Elijah, and us, three specific spiritual resources: visioning, speaking, and acting.
Kingdom-esteem leads to humility, because it involves recognizing that it’s not about us, it’s about what God has done for us.
God’s blessedness is already there, and we experience it when we seek God’s kingdom.
The joy God gives isn’t tied to happenstance, chance, or change. It is deeper, more lasting, and may even have some surprising components.