We all want to be in a great relationship. But great relationships don't automatically happen because we found the right person or because we made a promise. They happen when we strive to become the person we're looking for.
Have you ever tried to run a mile in someone else’s shoes? You probably wouldn’t run as fast, but you’d certainly have a better understanding of how the person is different than you. Our perspectives change in amazing ways when we better understand the perspectives of others. And when our perspectives change, everything changes.
I can’t believe I said that. Why did I do that? Where did that come from? Emotions can get the best of us. If we’re not careful, things like anger, lust, greed, fear, and envy can shape our actions much more than we want them to. Monitoring our behavior is not enough. We need to monitor our hearts.
Life is complicated. From relationships to marriage to parenting to work, it’s hard to know if we’re getting things getting life right. Which begs the question: How do we know if we’re getting life right? Unfortunately, we often don’t know until we realize we’re getting it wrong, and then it can be too late. In this series, we’ll tackle some key areas of life through the lens of the One who knows best—our heavenly Father.
Following Jesus’ crucifixion, his followers expected what anyone expects after someone dies: that they would remain that way. But one of Jesus’s followers, John, gave an eyewitness account which summarized the main event surrounding Christianity: Jesus rose from the dead. In this seventh and final sign that John documents, he makes the case that Jesus is exactly who he claimed to be.