Insta-pot Faith

I’m not really an Insta-potter, but my husband is, and my best friend is. Don’t get me wrong, I am fine with eating instant meals like these, but if it’s up to me, I like food that’s been properly prepared, not rushed. I love a slow cooked steak or a twice-baked potato. I will admit that the instant cooking movement has been pretty amazing — easy, fast, cheap. We live in a world of quick and convenient, a world that operates on our timeline, and most of the time it’s pretty great. But when that philosophy carries over into our spiritual lives, not so much.
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Weighted Down

When we picture a runner, we see a minimalist approach; they carry nothing, wear the minimum clothing needed for decency. This strategy keeps them from wasting energy on the unnecessary. Hebrews 12:1 talks about two things “every weight that slows us down” and “the sin that…trips us up.” We are hindered by our burdens and we stumble because of our sin. Read More