We establish unrealistic expectations on God and others to rescue us out of our predicaments. These unrealistic expectations turn into frustrations, disappointments, resentments, envy, and bitterness. It stifles the voice of God and our relationship. We inevitably create our own sufferings and prevent ourselves from moving beyond.
Rise Above the Hatred Through Faith in Christ
Photo by Bess Hamiti on Pexels.com If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.~ John 15:18, KJV ~ Hatred is a toxin, which when introduced into the soft, vulnerable and defenseless soul of mankind, wreaks havoc, destroys everything it touches, and sends its host spiraling ever downward toward… Continue reading Rise Above the Hatred Through Faith in Christ
Stop Carrying the Shame and Guilt of Others
I deal with my own shortcomings and weaknesses through Jesus Christ and the amazing grace offered toward me. If I do this honestly and humbly - following the truth's of our Savior - the change in me will reflect outwards in love and compassion
Are You Engaged in a Spirit of Contention or Mindful Apologetics?
Many times, in the course of online discussions, it may become natural to forget the other person is an individual. Specifically when we are engaged in online discussions. By being mindful of the other person - we are being understanding of their own uniqueness, fears, hopes, particular problems they are bringing to us concerning some of the teachings and doctrines. Through our example of mindfulness, we hope to build trust in order to enrich and deepen the conversation to a more personal level of discussion.
Shake off the Chains With Which Ye are Bound
There is an awakening that occurs in the heart and minds of every person who is suffering and perishing. Those who awaken to their awful condition and state of being see the destruction for what it really is. We see ourselves as unclean. Filthy. And, a great burden is on our back that weighs us down. As much as we do not want to face this truth - we must face it or continue to suffer and perish. This is where we find Christian. Faced with the reality of a coming destruction. The reality of the burden he bears.
Examination leads to a worthy life
Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of… Continue reading Examination leads to a worthy life
Let our speech be seasoned with Grace and Salt
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. ~ Colossians 4:6, ESV ~ What does it mean for our speech to be seasoned with grace and salt? How we speak toward self and others makes an impact. To season our speech with grace and salt,… Continue reading Let our speech be seasoned with Grace and Salt
Questioning a Sovereign God
Questioning a Sovereign God Read Genesis 18:16 - 19:29 ~ Focusing on 18:22 - 26, ESV Last week, our study focused on Abraham and the visitation of three messengers. As we continue in our study of the life and person of Abraham, let us reflect on the nature of God's sovereignty. So the men turned… Continue reading Questioning a Sovereign God
How judging prevents blessings
At some point in each of our lives, we come to a place where we are in need of prayer, encouragement, support, and assistance. Within the Christian community, we are all in need of these things. Problem is, there is criticism, judgment, and lack of compassion and empathy upon those who come with their needs.… Continue reading How judging prevents blessings
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