How to reach people’s hearts?

Lightning and a words: Light travels faster than sound

Today I was thinking about how to reach people’s hearts, to truly reach them with the Good News.I was driving our car when it started to rain and my children began to shout that they could see lightning and hear thunder. Along with my son, we began to explain to the younger sisters why lighting comes first, as they got curious… Well, I said, light travels faster than sound.Just as I said that I felt as if the Holy Spirit stopped me and said pay attention to what you just said and my earlier dilemma was unexpectedly answered. It all … Read more

The good hand

Christ hand on the cross holds someone hand

+Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.. + Ps 139 Hold us fast, Lord Jesus. Help our hearts to recognize today the safety of Your right hand. It is so different from the right hands of some of our … Read more

Encountering darkness

a face covered by dark shadow

In the beginning, darkness was safe, created for our rest and sleep, but due to sin, we often face distorted darkness. The darkness that frightens, which is used to cover abuse, torture, death, rejection, abandonment, hopelessness, deception… and this list is endless. To face such darkness is always hard: there is no more love and rest dwelling in it. From such darkness, whether physical or spiritual, the effect is very similar: we become tense. Our bodies, our minds become tense. We try to find a secure place as quickly as possible. We know that in such darkness we can be … Read more

Sin and life

We strive to be healthy, we put millions toward finding a cure, we identify life with health… But how shocked we become when we realize that Life, in Your eyes, can be entered without us being healthy… Jesus, You state even stronger: Life, for some of us, can be entered just through crippleness… +If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes … Read more

True fasting

+ “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:[…]when you see the naked, to clothe them […]? + (Is 58) When was the last time someone clothed your nakedness? There are many forms and appearances of nakedness: physical, psychological, social nakedness and myriads of variance in between. We all know the taste of exposure of our nakedness. That feeling and reality of inevitable vulnerability before those who witness our nakedness, or those to whom we have to entrust our nakedness. We all long for cover and compassion, a loving approach in such moments… Lord, help us to recognize … Read more

The highest mountain

Just think about the highest mountain? What comes into your mind? Lord, You have said: “faith can move mountains.” (Acc. Matt 17:20) … open our eyes to see what mountains today You are calling us to move with faith, and pour the grace for our hearts to respond to Your calling wholeheartedly. Jesus, grant me the humbleness to acknowledge the moments of rebellious ignorance, when I choose to remain blind to my inner mountains, which You are calling me to move with faith and instead pursue the victories against outer mountains of this world and loose myself in anger and … Read more

The sickness of Idolatry

What a striking warning about the consequences of Idolatry… “But their idols are silver and gold, made by human hands. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but cannot see. They have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but cannot smell. They have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but cannot walk, nor can they utter a sound with their throats. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.” Ps115 We become blind, deaf, mute, senseless, unable to move freely in this life as children of Living God, when we put something less than … Read more

In every season we are called to bear fruits!

When we are over-focused on ourselves, You remind us to bear fruits… +Then he [Jesus] told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’ “‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and … Read more

How to overcome addiction to masturbation? Crucial steps to begin with

How to overcome addiction to masturbation? Short Intro If you are addicted to masturbation, and you have already acknowledged your addiction, most likely you desire to find some easy, no-cost way to get rid of that habit of yours as quickly and as easily as possible—or at least a good answer to the above-mentioned question or practical advice that you could begin to implement in your life. If that is the case, this post might be for you. Here I will share insights that were important in my own journey to freedom from addiction to masturbation as well as in the journeys of … Read more

Jesus sets captives free! Read testimony about journey to freedom from masturbation and porn

The beginning of addiction My addiction to masturbation started when I was about four years old (in this post, I will not cover the reasons why this happened at such a young age). My secret pleasurable habit intensified with time. I remember that in preteen years, deep in my heart, I started to feel bothersome, irrational discomfort that my life was heading in a dark, undesirable direction due to this habit. It scared me from time to time, as I saw some “red flags” connected to it along the way. Sometimes I considered seeking help or at least speaking with someone about what … Read more