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.
I don’t believe God wants to explain everything to us. He wants to leave room for faith. Without faith it’s impossible…, so let’s embrace the mystery.
What is something practical we can give Jesus this Christmas? I believe one thing Jesus loves about Christmas is how so many more people start singing.
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.
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 are compensating for a pain that is no longer real. Jesus paid it all on the cross. We now have to retrain our minds to believe it to have more of God.
So how are we to view the harder rules of Jesus? Try to imagine a loving father saying these things to you. Why would God try to make your life harder?
Sometimes it is easier to turn off our hearts in obedience than to wrestle with God about things we don’t want to do. God wants connection over obedience.
We all need to maintain our first love. Steve Douglass states three reasons maintaining your first love as a leader is difficult.
We had a chick struggling to get out of the shell. Getting out of the shell prepares the chicken for life. Do we need some hardships to make us strong?
There were two trees in the garden: one was forbidden, the other we lost access to. What is God trying to tell us? How are we to respond?