A true foundation is the person of Jesus Christ. He can't be moved, broken, sterilized, taken away, over ruled, legislated or silenced. He isn't subject to human opinion, popular culture or any social climate. How firm is your foundation?
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!
If I have learned one thing in my 46 years on planet earth it is this. Jesus is might not miraculously BAIL us out from our issues and problems, but he will BIND us to Himself as He walks us through the storms of life. Storms. Check out these 3 life preserving truths that you can hang on to during the storms of 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.
Someone desperately needs to hear that there is a God who hears their cries and will come to their rescue. The Gospel is yours to take into a lost and darkened world who is dead in their sins-just as you once were. When you can grasp what privileges you have as a child of God it will change everything! Your prayers. Your passions. Your gratitude. Your worship! And it can change eternity for someone else.
The prophets LONGED to see Jesus! They diligently searched, sacrificed and served their God, not for themselves but for YOU. They wanted to see the power of Christ IN you-the ability of the Holy Spirit to dwell inside a person forever. Even the angels could not understand the Holy Spirit living inside a sinful human.
Knowing God's will. I have wrestled with that monster more times in my life than I care to admit. The fingers of doubt and uncertainty tap on my shoulder to distract me whenever God wants to take me to the next level of knowing Him. How do I differentiate between not being in His will or if this is open warfare keeping me from pursuing God's will?