What Counts

“The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” -Galatians 5:6 So often I feel like many other things are more important in life than what this verse tells me.  I don’t think it in my mind.  And I definitely don’t say it out loud to myself or anyone else.  But what happens…

Freedom in Christ

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” -Galatians 5:1 Lord, thank you for setting me free from my burdens.  They come in all forms: sin, worry, heartache, and pain.  They are one size fits all too.  I…

Boasting in the Cross

“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” -Galatians 6:14 Lord, forgive me for not being as proud of you and your cross as much as I should.  I am proud of many things in life…

People Pleasing

In Galatians 1:10 Paul says, “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Before this verse Paul gave the Galatians an earful for letting the Judaizers…