In 2017 my nephew was diagnosed in the womb with Spina Bifida. I knew his life would be characterized by struggle, but his parents were brave and they trusted God. They decided to name him Elijah. I wrote this letter to Elijah before he was born. In honor of Spina Bifida Awareness Month, I share it with you
The imitation of Jesus is the most well-known and most frequently attempted of the four imitations that I will be addressing this month. From WWJD bracelets to the term Christ-like, it is a common theme in modern Christianity. But if we are honest, the actual meaning can be pretty vague.
God is a creative being; he forms things and works to perfect them. To be like Him, we must also learn to create. But most of us are consumers. We don’t make anything. We buy what other people make, and we use it.
Our consumer mentality disconnects us from our immensely creative God. This is especially true in our relationships.