Who is the man who walked the earth many years ago? Some claim he was a prophet, a good teacher, a moral man. Others claim He was indeed the Son of God, but not actually God. What is the truth?
We have to admit life is hard sometimes. We struggle to find time for the basic essentials of life, like eating and drinking. So why would we even fathom the idea of adding something else to our busy schedule? I was reading about Peter today; the all too familiar passage where Peter denies Christ three times (Mark 14:66-72).
It is tempting to focus on everyone else’s strengths, puffing them up in admiration of what you are not. Unfortunately, this tends to leave an empty place in your own heart, wondering what is your purpose in this vast world? Becoming a parent has pulled on this concept of purpose. I know God has blessed me with two beautiful kids that are my heart, and my sunshine.
Why fear? Every day we are faced with our fears. Phobias consume the pages of the medical books, as we grapple with the enemy of our mind. It is debilitating and restrictive.My hope was that the one realm that fear would not venture would be my testimony of Jesus Christ. It seemed like a reasonable desire, considering I have been saved for so many years.
I felt led to write about forgiveness. Not because I am an expert on the matter, but because I think it is so vital in living a joyful Christian life. Forgiveness is hard, nobody claims it is not. When somebody hurts us, it is hard to rebuild trust and move on from the wrongs that they committed. What reasons are we to give that would force us to forgive, instead of just abandoning the friendship, or avoiding the person all together?
Once saved, always saved? When meditating on this profound issue, some questions arise. Were you ever saved to begin with, did you experience life changing impact of Jesus Christ? Can you lose your salvation if you truly accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior?
Tithing is an act of worship. It is an expression of the heart, that we trust God with our finances even if the numbers don’t make sense. We give God the first fruits, the best off the top, that we have set aside to give.
It doesn’t matter the ebbs and flows of our financial stance. I know God provides for my needs, as He has proven faithful time and time again, and I will trust Him.