If being right with God is up to you, you’ve already failed. If being right with God is dependent on Jesus, you’ve already succeeded. Why not live from the place of success?
We act as though we live in scarcity, when in fact we live in abundance.
We’re not called to be “Peter-like”, we’re called to be “Christ-like”. We don’t have the spirit of Peter in us, we have the spirit of Christ in us. (see introduction to distillations here)
I recently took part in a creative poetry exercise that helped me to better appreciate and approach both the writing and reading of poetry. In this creative process, I took two full pages of notes about observations, feelings, and comparisons and distilled the two pages into one tiny poem. There was something freeing about this process of going from more to less. Instead of explaining everything, I was forced to distill the essence of it and let it stand alone without…