About From the Inside Out
From an early age, we learn to attune ourselves to what is outside of us. We become experts at reading the room, looking for what is expected and then meeting that expectation so we will be loved by others and protected from pain. Even the Christian life can be focused on learning and doing the right thing, the expected thing, leaving us hoping our hearts will catch up with our behavior.
But behavior doesn’t change a heart. It reveals it. Scripture calls us to a more congruent life – one lived from the inside out, where our heart is connected to God’s heart, and we respond to others – not out of duty or self-protection – but out of an overflow of what we have received from Him.