Stocking Gifts.

I’ve been reading this book lately, and some of what the author has to say, straight up has me shook. I laughed when i opened the stocking that my twin brother had handed to me. He was rather smug and proud of himself because he thought that he did good, buying a super cheesy, almost self-help book called, “In the Middle of the Mess.” But here’s the thing… i found myself cracking it open. Shh… don’t tell him.

Salvation- it means freedom; there are three tenses of salvation: we have been set free from the penalty of sin, we are being set free from the power of sin, and we will be set free from the presence of sin.

Sozo- it means “to save, to deliver, to heal, and to make whole.” That delivering, that healing, is a daily and ongoing process.

“I believe it is possible to be healed and to fall again and again. Grace doesn’t come with a sell-by date.”

” When we don’t say the true things, the things that might free us from secrets and lies, the poison seeps out of our lives and into the lives of others.”

“My child, do you believe that I love you? That was the most important question of all, the one that’s redefined me. It has never been about me getting it right. You either. We see from the earth up, but God sees from heaven down. We see ourselves from the perspective of the mud we’re sitting in, but God sees us through the blood of Christ that washes us clean, in the present, in the middle.”

“Your reaction has little to do with what’s in front of you, and everything to do with what’s inside of you.”

Okay Andrew, so I read it, and I’m actually enjoying it. Bravo.

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