Once we get a hold of how we are loved, then we freely give back to Him. And, once we get a hold of how we are loved, we come before the throne with confidence because we know that as Jesus sees us coming His heart says there’s the one I love. Why would we ever hide our desires from the One who loves us so much?
We were made to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling and the Holy Spirit is a partial deposit of what is to come. What does all this mean to our prayers?
Many think that marriage is the answer to the pain in our lives, the miracle drug for our loneliness. Yet, it’s often the source of greater loneliness.
Marriage issues cause emotional roller coasters. Some days your spouse says you’re the source of all wrong; other days there’s hope to something better.
Have you noticed there is one attribute of God that really strikes a chord with you? Is there one thing that brings you into the intimacy with God?
Jonah knew God’s heart is for repentance, and he didn’t want that for the Ninevites. God enjoys blessing His children, but we often want something else.
1 John 3:6 Explained: Only bathed in love from the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, John can have us look at sin without the discouragement of condemnation.
The Christian life is an adventure because we are following a God that is creative in how He deals with us. Have you come to know this wonderful adventure?
…Although seasons in our lives when God is silent may be important in our spiritual growth, they can also be deeply disturbing. As a result we often attempt to solve the problem of God’s silence with simplistic explanations of complex situations, lopsided applications of Scripture and platitudes of premature comfort. We are afraid to simply wait with the mess of problems unresolved until God Himself unmistakably intervenes, as He did on Easter Sunday.
Taking on the heart of flesh requires moving out of the heart of stone. The stone has been removed, but you need to move out of the tomb.
By withholding forgiveness I could very well be hindering God’s provision and plan for those I care about. The power of forgiveness is the path of life.
We live in two worlds—or better, in one world with two parts, one part that we can see and one part that we cannot. We are urged, for our own welfare, to act as though the unseen world (the rest of reality) is, in fact, more weighty and more real and more dangerous than the part of reality we can see.