Obedience, the way of love, is tied to keeping the commandments of the Lord Jesus. We keep the commandments of Christ because we love who he is. We love his deeds and words and his way of life. In free and loving obedience is found happiness.
The Christian life is necessarily a countercultural life; it cannot be otherwise. For the only alternative is to live for the spirit of the world rather than for the love of God.
Do you often think about how you wish things could be different? With Jesus, they will be. Have you noticed that the closer you get to Christ, strange, new, and unexpected things start happening?
Dozens of people experienced miraculous physical healings from a number of ailments. For some people, however, healing didn’t happen. Why? That’s a question we must all face. Only faith in Jesus can supply the answer.
When Jesus said, “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed,” he emphasized the importance of the virtue of faith. Through faith, we seek Whom we cannot see and enter into a personal relationship with Jesus. It’s about getting to know who he really is. Doing so requires reaching out in self-entrustment.