About once a week, I like to create my own wallpapers for my computer and my phone, to remind me of some lesson that I learned that week. As often as I open my laptop or unlock my phone, those reminders help to recenter me in the context of God's will for me. If you find yourself inspired by these messages, feel free to download!
This was inspired by my pastor's message from April 26, 2020. You can listen to it here. In the message, he reminded us that, as co-heirs with Christ, we inherit a cross before we inherit a crown. The one who overcomes is the one who never stops dying to his own will. Let us not waste the deaths of our own wills, but strive to see God's will made more glorious through that personal suffering and death.
This was inspired by my pastor's message on April 12, 2020, which you can listen to here. In the message, he challenged us with the words of the angel to the women who came seeking Jesus' body: "Why do you seek the living among the dead?" (Luke 24:5) There are many ways in which we seek life (fulfillment, confidence, and joy) from dead things, things that do not feed our souls or strengthen our relationship with Christ. Instead of turning to these dead things, we should seek the living things.
This wallpaper was inspired by my pastor's message from April 5, 2020, which you can listen to here. In it, he pointed out that trials reveal our "little g" gods. These are the things we go to for comfort, distraction, or meaning when we suffer. It was such a reminder to me that I so easily turn to entertainment, the opinions of others, or my own efforts, when I should be turning to the true God who loves me and who alone can work through these circumstances.