What shall we do in the meantime, while we wait in the painful place where comfort and peace feel so far away from our present situation? How can we make the jump from pain to joy? The answer is, we must wait well.
It’s only when you start aligning your desires with His eternal ones, that you can truly be free to pursue your passions.
When I notice something that bothers me in Church, or with other believers, it’s good to ask a question first: Is this a salvation issue or is it just a preference issue? Christians are commanded not to judge others, but in a sense we do need to be able to judge for ourselves the non-negotiable... Continue Reading →
One of the best things a Christian can do is take in the solid teaching of local church leaders and compare it to the Bible. Armed with this information and the guidance of the Holy Spirit through prayer, we can make the best judgement for ourselves whether what we are hearing matches up with what God has said.
fear and intimidation are natural to anything we try for the first time, because of our imperfect nature. That doesn’t make what you’re doing any less worthy. The enemy would love to derail any spiritual progress you make in the name of Jesus, especially if it means that your progress might have a hand in the progress of others.
I might be doing all the right things: going to church, serving, reading the Bible, etc. But I am not benefitting as I should if I am not resting in that joy of the Lord.
This year (of all years) I made a New Year's Resolution to become more knowledgeable about the world by following the news more. As you can probably guess, it's been a heavy and unpleasant task, one which seems to get worse by the minute. Between the fear of the future and deep sorrow over tragedies... Continue Reading →