What is the joy of our salvation and what does it mean for us as believers?
Have you ever longed to change something about you? Rather than attempting to change something in your life or actions, allow Jesus to change the state of your heart.
Last night I watched the heart of man. A person speaking in the movie said, "Shame drives my compulsive behavior... I’m never going to be enough so I’m entitled to do ________." Shame is a trap. It speaks a number of lies to us.
Transparency is a buzzword today. It is thrown around in all spheres from business to ministry as something crucial for leaders. Yet, in Christianity, transparency is needed for all believers and not just in leaders. So much of the talk and teaching on transparency is truly just honesty, and not actual transparency. So what is the difference between transparency and honesty and how do we move past an honest life and into a transparent one?
The road to hell is paved with good intentions, or so that is what the saying says, Don't wait until tomorrow to act. Act today.
Rest was important enough for God to do after creating everything. Rest was important enough for Jesus to do on earth. Yet we are often to consumed to unplug from technology and rest. I learned an incredible lesson at Disney World!
We have grown up hearing for a long time. I know it is something I have been hearing my whole life. But what is the reason for the season that we are remembering? Should we remember our best gifts we have given or the best we have received? Should we remember time with our family or the food which we ate? Should we remember the lights and decorations or the American traditions? Should we remember Santa Claus or sweet baby Jesus? And should we remember Jesus coming down to earth or should we be awaiting his second coming? To make the answer simple, yes. These are all good things to remember. Christmas is a great time for family and the American traditions we have are not bad. But we also should remember that there is no Christmas without Christ and he cannot take the backseat in our Christmas holidays.