I propose it is time to step it up and do our part in our partnership with God, and every other relationship in our circle of influence.
Do they deserve forgiveness? The world says no. God says do it anyway. God gave His only Son to die so that your sins would be forgiven. There's a catch, though: Matthew 6:14 points out that you must forgive in order to be forgiven.
There is a large movement for Christians to talk about what we are for, rather than what we are against. I get that... but in this case, it is on my heart to share with those who do not know. Let's talk about Yoga and meditation as Christians.
Don't carry the baggage from 2017 with you into the New Year. Leave it in the past, where it belongs.
"A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold." -Proverbs 22:1 ESV
There I was at the gym. Praying over my protein shake before my stretching regimen. Minding my own business. I had given up on the concern a long time ago that people might think I'm weird. (It's confirmed, by the way... My Mom calls it "unique.") So I was in my own little world talking to God and blaring worship music to drown out the sound of my own thoughts...
We represent The Kingdom! We are God's reflection! Let's celebrate each other's beauty in a healthy way.