grace always wins!

Fight-Flight-Freeze

Fight

But if you bite and devour one other, take heed that you are not consumed by one another. Galatians 5:15

Watching animals in the wild hunt, defend, and fight for territory can be brutal. We are not wild animals, but it might pay to stop and think about whether we are, at times, acting like them!

Surely, a quick glance scrolling through social media or watching the nightly news and it can become hard to differentiate between the person and the beast!

God doesn’t call us to be the judge of what others say or do, he wants us to have control of ourselves.

When we start to assume or say unkind things about people, it can be the start of an attack on character or a judgement of the way things are being done. Instead of being ready to attack or defend our territory, we should be quick to forgive, to try and understand others’ perspectives, and stay out of the danger of judgement.

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uninterested

I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8

God’s Words have (definitely) taught me a lot.

The Saints’ lives have taught me a lot.

Author Bob Goff’s books have taught me a lot.

Maya Angelou’s poetry has taught me a lot.

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spiritual hunger

If you have ever taken a minute to observe a hungry infant, you have seen just how desperate they can be. It doesn’t matter if a bottle is delayed by one minute or ten, the reaction of hunger holds the same intensity. The need to eat is relentless and demanding. The cry for food is most often loud, angry, and repetitive. The craving so strong that their natural instinct is to fight for it.

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