The Sweet Song of Abandonment to Divine Providence

The Lord sings a sweet song in Jean-Pierre de Caussade’s classic, “Abandonment to Divine Providence.” The path of peace is continual submission to God. “The only condition necessary for us is self-surrender to God in the present moment and then our soul becomes light as a feather, fluid as water, innocent as a child, and responds to every movement of grace like a floating balloon.”

Lead like Jesus: Be a Spiritual Leader

Where are the spiritual leaders in our churches, Christian organizations, and families? In your leadership role as a pastor, elder, counselor, group leader, supervisor, or parent are you leading in the way of the culture or the way of Jesus? To lead like Jesus means two things: be submitted to God and serve people.  Spiritual Leaders Abandon…

Submission to God

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand that he may lift you up in due time” (1 Peter 5:6). I consider submission to God a discipline of abstinence because its about denying ourselves the power or privilege we want. We’re choosing not to make things happen for ourselves, not to control people or situations even…