I have to admit that I’ve been in a funk lately… Ok for 2 years on and off. We moved to Western, NY about 2 ½ years ago. A week after we moved 6 hours from all our family and friends we found out we were pregnant with our first child. No family, no friends, new beginnings.
Humility has been a prayer of my heart for quite some time. My head knowledge knows that Christ is the only one deserving of praise, yet my heart tries to convince myself that I deserve some of it. This false humility leaves a distaste in my mouth because the very virtue of humility is so pure and genuine. Is anyone in the same boat? How does God say that we can acquire this much desired trait?
Matthew 18:1-4 tells us to become like a child, but what does this mean? Are we to physically transform into a child? No, that would be impossible. What is God telling us here? What are the attributes in a child that God is looking for?
I know God gives gifts to certain people, evangelism being one of them. Some people open their mouth and the power of God speaks flawlessly through them. I on the other hand open my mouth and am socially awkward to the T. However, although I don’t feel it is my natural gifting to evangelize, I feel it is all our responsibility, not only as an act of obedience, but also out of love for others.
In a world where we desire tangible or scientific proof to validate what we believe, why would we believe anything by Faith? Many things require faith whether we like it or not. Everyday things, like stepping into a car, flying in a plane, or even going to sleep.
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).
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.