Valuing money feels as though we need it in order to live. Or, in other words, it feels like we can’t live without it because it’s a necessity. When we view money this way, it reveals that we actually love it and can’t live without it. Many people, myself included, have fallen in love with money without recognizing its trap.
Just like the basic skill of throwing a ball in the air and catching it, there are also basic fundamentals needed in order to excel in our daily Christian walk… prayer, reading the Bible, going to church, fellowship with other believers.
Odds are, we all, at one point or another, have fallen in love. For me, my first love was when I was 16 years old. I was a sophomore in high school. I entered into a new school with new friends and was lucky enough to be picked to be on the JV Cheerleading squad. Everything was going for me. My past had been full of ups and downs, but now, as a sophomore, things were taking a turn for the better. Then I met… him…
Without confessing our hidden sins to God, they will seep to the outside of our lives. We must surrender our secrets for a blessing and hope-filled life. The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and a wise person captivates people. Proverbs 11:30, CSB Everything Seemed Picture Perfect When my family and I… Continue reading Outside: Confessing Our Hidden, Inward Sins to God
We have been given the best treasure for finding and knowing God. The only true way to truly know Him is by diving deeper into the Bible. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Genesis… Continue reading Deeper: Diving Deep Into God’s Word Instead Of Treading On Its Surface
Just like we all rely on GPS to get us to and fro, we need Spiritual GPS to keep us from becoming lost. The Trinity has everything we need to make it to our Heavenly home. I tell you, use the worldly things you have now to make ‘friends’ for later. Then, when those things… Continue reading GPS: Using The Best Navigation Helps Us Find Our Way Home
When God uses our gifts to fulfill His will, it becomes a consuming fire that feeds our souls the nourishment we so desperately need in this life. And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the Lord, and I will be the glory in her midst. Zechariah 2:5, ESV God… Continue reading Fire: Igniting Our Gifts To Spread The Message of God
We can often become defensive when others point out our shortcomings. Jesus used both Mary and Martha to teach a powerful lesson. Our walk with God strengthens through the encouragement and example of our fellow sisters! And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But… Continue reading Sisters: Learning Priorities and Redemption through Mary and Martha
We strive toward our own plans but we must allow God’s word and voice to direct us, daily. This provides a supernatural renewing and calm to our minds. Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God;… Continue reading Renewing: Training Our Minds to Seek the Will of God
Sometimes our lives can feel like a huge jumbled mess of ups and downs. We may not be able to see the whole tapestry, but we must trust God has complete control. since God is not a God of disorder but of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:33, CSB The lead pastor of my church, JD Greear,… Continue reading Tapestry: Changing Our Perspective on the Big Picture