I huffed and complained the whole way, but finally decided to sit down and spend time with God. I turned off all the distractions around me, and I turned on my ears to hear what He was trying to teach me through this messy day. God sweetly spoke to me; “Offer up prayers of thanksgiving child.” The Lord wanted me to go throughout my day so far and find the things that went right, rather than wrong, and say thank you for them…
The shocker came, though, when he announced to me that he was fully aware it was considered a sin and unjust in God’s sight. He explained that the Bible clearly states it is not okay to act on lustful thoughts and emotions. With his voice shaking and fighting back tears he said, “knowing this truth is why I do not participate in any of my gay feelings or thoughts. I choose to not dishonor my Father in this way.”
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