Witness to Jesus

Have you ever struggled with peer pressure? ‘Peer pressure’ is simply a euphemism for the fear of man... Do you find that it is hard to say no even when wisdom indicates that you should? You are a ‘people-pleaser’, another euphemism for the fear of man... Do you ever feel as if you might be exposed as an impostor?... The sense of being exposed is an expression of the fear of man... Do you feel empty or meaningless? Do you experience ‘love hunger’? Here again, if you need others to fill you, you are controlled by them.
— Ed Welch, When People Are Big and God is Small

John 5:31-47

Sunday, February 2, 2014