How we perceive love does not just apply to our relationships with other people, it also affects our relationship with God. One of the profound tenets of faith is that God is a God of love.
About Mike Riddell
Mike is a follower of Jesus, a husband to Zoe, a daddy to Norah (+1 on the way!) and a Next Generations Pastor at a church in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. He loves how words (both spoken and written) when applied to the canvas of life can be used to reflect, remember, share and on all matters of life, faith and the things that matters the most. In his spare time, Mike enjoys his fledgling hobby of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP’ing) and perfecting a recipe for the ultimate pour-over coffee.
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Consider this finding from a National Church Life Survey from a few years ago: one in six church attenders sought or received treatment for a mental health issue in the previous two years. This mirrors the reality of mental health issues experienced by the Australian population as a whole.
Let that sink in.
Many years ago, I was on a school hike early one morning when I nearly stepped on a semi-camouflaged snake lying across the forest path. Even though we’d been warned by our teacher that snakes frequented the area, I didn’t see it until I almost stepped on it!
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