The Bible teaches we have to endeavor to keep the unity of the spirit. Endeavor means to work out. Unity isn’t automatic. It takes effort, however, the payoff to unity is a sustained move of God. According to Psalms 133,”When brethren dwell together in unity, God commands the blessing.”
A magnifying glass works because it focuses light that passes through a lens. This causes the object being viewed to appear larger than it is without being viewed with the magnifying glass. Just like when using a magnifying glass to view an object, we have the choice as to how we view the problems in our lives. We can choose to see our problems through the lens of God’s greatness or choose to see God through the lens of our problems. If we choose to see the problems through God’s greatness, He is magnified and the problems shrink before our eyes.
Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t do anything right and maybe you were cursed? Maybe it feels like you always burn the toast, back your car into the mailbox, or close documents on your computer without saving them. Sure, anybody can occasionally have a day like that, but for you it feels like this is your constant cycle … Read More
ook, but don’t touch. Touch, but don’t taste. Taste, but don’t enjoy. Sound familiar? Maybe your forbidden fruit isn’t hanging from a tree in the garden of Eden, but if you are reading this, you are probably tempted by something. One of the biggest frustrations Christians face is trying to overcome temptation. We want to do right, but we keep slipping up and failing. We keep doing the wrong behavior. Try and try as we might, we just can’t seem to get it right. Why? Learn how to overcome temptation in this article.
The kingdom of God is full of interesting paradoxes. For example, we are saved by grace, but we are called to do good works. We are call to rest, but we are told to labor to enter that rest. The secret to a successful life is knowing how to navigate the tension of seemingly competing ideals. With that in mind, I want to tackle a really important paradox that seems to affect a lot of people. It is the paradox of accomplishment versus experiencing His presence. Learn more!
We are experiencing one of the most exciting days in the history of Grace Life Church today as we sign the contract on our new building. With that thought in mind, I wanted to republish this article about blessing the little that is in your hand so God can multiply it and bring miraculous provision! The power of words are a major key to why we are getting this building. And the good news is it’s not magic. The principles included in this article will work for you too!
Do you want to see change in your life? Do you want to have more influence, experience breakthrough, or walk in a greater measure of anointing? You probably said yes to one or more of those questions. If so, you aren’t alone; I did too. So how do we get there? How do we experience change? How do we experience increase? How do we expand our borders?
What if I told you that you are not guilty? You say, “But you don’t know what I’ve done Pastor Brian.” Here’s the thing, I don’t care what you’ve done. If you are a believer in Jesus, it doesn’t matter. You aren’t guilty before God and you can’t ever be guilty before God! You may be thinking that sounds radical … Read More