If we are all honest, sometimes the Bible can be confusing. One verse says we are saved by putting faith in God’s grace and not of works, and then in another verse Jesus would tell people if you don’t forgive your Father in heaven will not forgive you. To the person who thinks when they read, that sounds like a contradiction. Learn how these two scriptures harmonize in this insightful article!
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!