The Bible contains the principles that guide our lives and maximizes our potential. All principles can be summed up in one word: love. Love of God and love for one another. But how do you practically walk out the principles of love? We break down these biblical principles to live by in this category.
There is nothing more needed today than peace. Sincere peace. Deep peace. Peace no matter what is happening around us.
You and I can walk in a deep and sincere heart peace even when circumstances around us are not peaceful. Only God offers us this supernatural peace. Let’s look at a few keys to having true peace in our hearts and mind, especially in these challenging and perilous days.
The gospel is pleasantly simple; combined with faith, hope, and love, we can meet the requirements of discipleship and live an abundant life in Christ. Jesus produced the fruit of faith, hope, and love when He walked upon the earth demonstrating the kingdom of God in compassion and power. His…
The water reflects the multitudes who need “A Flood of Healing.” It’s a long hot day, and the needs of the people are significant. Overflowing with Love and Compassion, Jesus looks at the crowd and silently begins to pray.
Jesus has appointed us to produce results. In the kingdom of God, results reinforce faith in action and secondly, the Bible says faith without works is dead (James 2:26). Using information from agriculture as a basis for explaining faith in action, Jesus points to producing fruit in one of His…
The Gift of Discernment Reveals Truth from Lies The gift of discernment is one of the nine gifts given to the Church for edification and ministry (1 Corinthians 12:7-10). We use discernment to know good from evil; light from darkness; and truth from lies. It’s purpose is to guard against…
No cultural change, not even the emergence of post-modernism, will ever reduce the appositeness of C.S. Lewis – one of the greatest Christian apologists and thinkers of the twentieth century. His changed life, translated through mythical and factual words and a pure and simple approach to God, evangelistically baptizes our imaginations and changes us.
“Relationships based on surface-level knowledge stuff do not last. I read ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting’ a thousand times in 9 months, and it did not inform me at all in the same way actually being with my daughter informed me. I learned by being with her, not by reading about what it was ‘supposed’ to be like.” Sound familiar? Being with God, spending time with Him, is what makes the relationship last. Sure, I love reading Scripture and yes, it informs me, but being with God in relationship? Nothing beats it.
You’ve got to be all in. Maybe not on day 1 – not the day your kid was born or you were re-born – but all in with regard to being committed to the (ongoing) relationship. Being committed to learning about and growing with the person, or, in this case, with God.
"It has always amazed me how just minutes spent with God can miraculously empower.
When I focus on Him, I feel loved.
When I focus on Him, I feel stronger.
When I focus on Him, my frustrations and worries cannot withstand the joy He has to fulfill me."
I relished the moment I sat under the canopied tree and heard the birds singing. I felt the sun beaming down upon my arms and looked up into the bright, blue sky. Peace. I had not felt at peace for so long. I realized I craved it. Silence. I had…
Effective decision-making stems from knowing who you are. You cannot make good decisions if you are constantly at war with yourself, or living under the heavy burdens of guilt and shame. In order to show up consistently in your life, you must practice radical self-love. When I rushed the process, my mistakes, terrible decision-making and self-worth looked the same for far too many years.
What are you chasing? I often say, “If you spend your life chasing money, you’ll spend your life chasing money!” When money and affluent living is your goal, you’ll never be satisfied. There will always be the ‘newest‘ and the ‘latest.’ As a child, my brothers and I enjoyed watching…