We live in an unpredictable world.
A world of many blessings, but a world where there is lots of evil. A world where there are beautiful landscapes and sunny mornings, and a world where there are fires and hurricanes. One day we can be enjoying perfect health and the next day be in the hospital. We just never know. And we can be tempted to fear the future.
An author named H.P. Lovecraft once said, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”
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We must pay attention to what is going into and coming out of our hearts. We must watch what we’re thinking. Here are eight questions we can ask ourselves to see how we are keeping our hearts.
When we’re weary we can find fresh strength, joy and motivation in Christ. Here are 10 ways to do that.
All our gifts are gifts of the Spirit—they’re spiritual gifts. Even gifts that seem to be natural or “unspiritual.” God gives us gifts to serve others. They’re not for ourselves.
There is no way we can begin to number the blessings God has heaped upon those who believe in his Son, but here are a few spiritual blessings we should regularly recall, thank God for, and rejoice in.
On some point in our lives, we all need to hear God say, “Take courage.” Here are a few reasons we can.
Everything God does in our lives is for our benefit, including suffering. Though they never seem pleasant at the time, hard times produce wonderful benefits in our lives.
In what sense are we to fear God? The “fear” that brings God pleasure is not our being afraid of him, but our having a high and exalted, reverential view of him.
Forgiving others is clearly commanded by God, and deep down most believers want to, but it isn’t always easy, and lots of questions arise. So, here are five things that forgiveness doesn’t mean.
Giving thanks helps us focus on God in our affliction, steers us away from complaining, strengthens our faith, and brings glory to Jesus. There are many things we can give thanks for when we suffer, but here are 12 that I try to remember.