When we break down the origins of the word, we not only learn what Advent means, but also why Advent is important.
God seems to be extremely proud of us and wants to see us succeed, but we are also to be humble and empty ourselves. What is the meaning of self-sacrifice?
The idea that God wants you to pray for your desires has been a foreign concept for me. My desires, I thought, actually got in the way of following God.
There is nothing God will not do for us. We are the ones limiting Him by expecting too little. Let’s remember we are praying to a God who is infinite.
God wants to help you become all that He’s calling you into, but He will not force Himself on you. Be the person you want to experience and find God’s help.
Growing in God is surprisingly simple, yet we will never stop growing. This one step will help give you focus, leading you to more of God in your life.
So often we think of salvation as this great moment where we gain passage to heaven when we die. What’s so great about salvation? It begins a journey …
Just as we can’t earn God’s love, we can’t earn His goodness. He can’t change who He is. This gives us confidence to approach the goodness of God in prayer.
I heard it said that God is Abba, but He is still call God, our Father. This preacher thought Dad took away our reverence for God. I didn’t have kids at the time, so I just took it as truth.
We take our kids to church, pray with them before bed, and maybe read them the Bible. But, what does it really take to get them to love God for themselves?
You can’t just put up a sign and say you are a safe community. In order to truly be safe, you need to trust in God’s complete forgiveness and His desire to lead others into holiness.
This article is not to point any fingers at the Christian leaders who have fallen, but really to try to pull out something that would prevent future scandals.