It’s one thing to say “do not worry” - it’s a whole other thing to actually not worry. Philippians 4:6-7 tells us how we can stop worrying.
There are lots of passages in the Old Testament predicting Jesus’ birth! Let’s take a look at some of the prophecies and their fulfillment in Jesus’ birth and life.
Waiting sucks. But it sure happens a lot. Is there a purpose in waiting beyond reaching the end goal?
How do we posture our hearts to come to God in the RIGHT way?
In this fast-paced, hustle-hard world we live in, peace seems to be a rare commodity. So what is true peace and how do we get it? Does it even exist?
In Luke 15 we find the story of the Prodigal Father. “Hold up,” you’re thinking. “I know this one, and you’re getting it wrong. It’s the son that’s a prodigal, not the father.” Okay, you’re not wrong, it is called The Parable of the Lost (or Prodigal) Son, but I’m also not going to say you’re entirely right. But we’ll get to that.
Joy is a characteristic of the fruit of the Spirit, so as believers we are called to joy. But what does having joy look like? When times are tough and we feel sad, does that mean we’re not producing fruit? How can we have joy when we feel less than joyful?
Here’s a story of an incredibly strong mother. Her name was Jochebed. And she had amazing faith.
As Christians, our life is in Christ and our life IS Christ. God literally gives us breath, but also our spiritual life is only possible through Jesus. So it’s kind of a fair trade (if fair means we get the vastly better end of the deal) – God gives us life and we give our life to God. If our life comes from God, our life focus and purpose should be God. Our whole life is to be devoted to bringing glory to God.
Just as fruit is the result of a seed, good ground and nutrients, and a nurturing hand, whatever we plant and nurture in our life is what will grow.