Many of our life experiences are a result of small decisions that are actually a result of indecision. Lot hesitated when it came to godly choices and he constantly did “almost” enough when it came to godly actions. What can he teach us?
A Christian’s calling is to follow in Jesus footsteps. A great opportunity and we both know how hard this can be to accomplish. It all centers on our human mind - is the control hub of everything. The direction of our Christian mind hangs in the balance between opposing forces. Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name.
Doubt primarily comes to us two ways: intellectual and emotional. What's the difference and how do they work together? We all wonder, and at times we all second guess. So, what of it? Is there a way to look at our questions and insecurities in a different light? How do you overcome your doubts and strengthen your faith? For more scriptures and advice listen to our full podcast of the same name.
We read wonderful Bible promises like Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." We appreciate them, love them and are inspired by them, but do we sometimes question if we have a right to claim these promises for ourselves? Satan has brilliantly put "promise blockers" in our path. Now what?
Is Christian faith different? Is it somehow more magical or extensive than the faith of other religions? Is it less credible than the faith we have in science or medicine? Is Christian faith based on long-standing traditions, feelings, the Bible, or what church you go to? Is Christian faith transformative? Should Christian faith be a recommended staple in everyone’s diet?
Two weeks ago, on New Year’s morning, we did the first part of this program and laid out the importance of getting our thoughts and attitudes right in order to be able to execute the kind of changes we want to have stick in our lives. Thoughts and attitudes – they are the internal part of the equation. The second part – the external part - are our words and actions which not only hold a direct link to thoughts and attitudes, but they are also the barometer by which we are judged by those around us. Stay with us as we look into the life-altering power of words and the world-shaking power of actions!
(Part 1 of a 2-part series) Happy New Year! Another year in the books – for some of us, we may look back and think “I’m glad that’s over!” For others we may look back and think, “I’m glad that happened!” For all of us, I hope we look forward with hope and anticipation for God’s will and blessing in this new year. As we begin 2012, let’s take some time and talk about what it takes to make the kind of changes in our lives that will actually be meaningful and hopefully permanent steps forward towards a more effective life as a child of God.