Brennan Manning moves me with his words every single time I read them.
He inspires me to live & love better.
To have a deeper, more passionate faith.
But not to write :)
I never feel that I could say it any better than him, so let me just share what rocked my world yesterday.
I've talked a lot this season about not having much "Christmas spirit" & I think this has a lot to do with it.
I've been stuck.
Wallowing in my unworthiness.
Crippled with fear & plagued by disbelief.
"Hope says that I no longer need be dismayed over my personal dishonesty and self-centerdness and feeble life of faith. That I no longer need to feel defeated, insensitive, and superficial. Because the question no longer is: Can I do it? Am I able? Can I overcome my moodiness, my laziness, my sensuality, my grudges, and resentments? The only question is: Is Jesus Christ able? Can my Savior, the Lord of my life, revive my drooping spirit and transform me at Christmas as he transformed the world through his birth in Bethlehem? " (Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel)
I prayed all day yesterday for hope+peace+inexplicable joy.
Today I pray the same for you.
This world can be such a difficult place to be & sometimes we are so bad at being how we're supposed to be.
But take heart friends!
He is so much bigger than this broken world, our troubles & our shortcomings.
That is something to celebrate.
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
(linked up with Amanda for Desire to Inspire)