Grow in Grace

Our concept of grace needs to be renewed. Grace is more than “unmerited favor” — it’s God acting in my life to do what I cannot do for myself. The Bible says it’s up to us to “Grow in grace” (2 Peter 3:18). Grace and power go together in the Bible. Our part is to look for the mighty hand of God to move around us and then to join in with what he is doing.

How Could it Be?

Sometimes I’m just overwhelmed with appreciation for God’s grace — aren’t you? The grace of God isn’t just “unmerited favor” — it’s God acting in our lives with kindness and power. Praying a Psalm often warms my heart with a fresh realization of God’s generosity and strength at work in my life. Because of God’s…

Bible Verses on Perfectionism

Are there Bible verses on perfectionism? What does Scripture teach us about the problem of perfectionism? Over the years I’ve talked with many people who struggle with perfectionism. I myself have had problems with it. In my own life and as I have helped other in psychotherapy and spiritual mentoring I have found that God’s Word…