God Himself, as a human baby, cried in the manger. What could the tears of God be for? Cries for Redemption drawing near. Cries for Salvation becoming a reality. Tears for the souls of millions of sinners who would be made right, and tears for millions who would refuse. Did baby Jesus cry because He knew the cross was His reason for living, and for dying?
I was in the middle of cruising through a good Bible study, bee-bopping in time with the sunshine when God ran me into a brick wall. It was just a simple exercise in the workbook but it wrecked me. The assignment? “If God would write you a letter about your fear, what would He say?” The day God sent me a letter about my fear changed me forever.
Instantly, a Christian friend felt like a mortal enemy and I had a gaping heart wounds to prove it. Hm. Frenemies...now what? Is is possible to heal from the wounds of a friend? What do I do when someone close to me brings on personal attacks and slander? God taught me 3 profound life lessons from being plundered by a frenemy and I was never the same.
What do I do when the weight of my burdens crush in on me and I can't let it go?? What do I do when I am knee deep in the mire of my burdens, and anxiety is making me sink? How do I let go and let God be God? How do I cast my cares on Him? Let's take at look at 4 Biblical steps you can use to climb out of the mud!
Many people prefer the socially acceptable, trendy, Gluten-free version of Christ. It's a version of Jesus that looks real, but the fundamentals that give it it's strength and vigor have been replaced to make it more palatable. What is this type of Jesus look like, you say? It's one where Jesus gets to be Jesus, but doesn't get to be Lord of your life. How do I know that I am feasting on the real Jesus?
Our calendars and lives are loaded with chaff and the evidence of a fruitful harvest is virtually non-existent. We spend our minutes and use them to put out fires rather than pouring into others. We take our days and and spend them idly instead of intentionally. We spend our lives on ourselves rather than sacrificially living. Here are 3 ways to get the chaff out, and live an abundant life!
Are you in a season of waiting? Surrounded by a darkness that doesn't go away? Does it seems like God is pressing the pause button on your future or you are falling apart because of a situation you are facing and your prayers hit the ceiling? There is LIVING HOPE for the here and now. Let's shed some practical TRUTH into this time of waiting.