Most of us feel the Holy Spirit, but are hoping for a visual manifestation, like the church of Acts. We're tired, the world is having more fun than us, and it seems like one thing after another. So why do we press? Is it worth it?
Do I love Jesus? There’s no more important question to ask ourselves. And nothing more important to cultivate than our love for our Savior.
What we learn over time is not only that the Chef’s table is the best place to dine, but also how to order. No longer do we try to send it back when we get something not to our liking. Sometimes we even order exactly the right thing. Most of the time, though, we learn to say, “Whatever the Chef thinks is best.” He delivers and we eat, maybe not always with relish but always to our health and satisfaction.
When we talk of attractiveness we usually think of our outward appearance, but of course our looks account for such a small percentage. Our attractiveness has much more to do with the depth of our relationship with God, the fruit of the Spirit growing from our lives and how we behave and interact with people.
Here are four core qualities of an emotionally unhealthy leader.
Cultivate the habit of praising and thanking the Lord at all times and letting His praise be continually in your mouth and you will see His joy increase in your life.
It is possible to be a successful leader in the eyes of our organization and a failure in the eyes of God.
Something significant happens when a small group of people, as few as two, hit the highway. If they’re open to God’s Spirit joining them, a simple trip from here to there becomes transformational.
I want to be like Christ and I want it now. I want God’s blessings and I want them now. I want my church to be huge and I want it now. But God doesn’t work that way. God begins His work with seeds hidden in the earth and babies in mangers.
Even I didn’t know most of the songs that we were supposed to be singing along to at the conference. I tuned out. I sat down. I tweeted. I texted my wife. I gave up.
To know how much of the fullness of Christ in us can sometimes be hard to see or measure. What if we could see that our response in the face of hardship and injustice can give us a better glimpse at where we are in the process?
A beautiful parable of suffering. Read this if you would serve in leadership.
Paul Tripp shares how our sin and brokenness helps us empathize.
Our heavenly Father is filled with compassion for His blood-bought children. He has more sympathy than any human parent. Our God is not stoic and unaffected, but is touched by our afflictions. And we can come to our Father and unburden our hearts to Him. He longs for us to do this and He is eager to help.
David Platt discusses why many Christians are deceived.
There’s a lie floating around out there that goes something like this: getting older will automatically make you closer to Jesus. Just the mere passing of days doesn’t do that. I sure wish it were that easy.
We must not deny or ignore the fact that if we are followers of Jesus Christ living in this world, we are engaged daily in a great spiritual battle.
God, and God alone, is the caretaker of our reputation.
David Platt shares what it means to follow Christ and the dangers of being safe.
Childish and childlike are similar words with vastly different meanings. The former encapsulates all the worst things about children – petulance, immaturity, obnoxiousness, selfishness, and so on. It is antithetical to faith. The latter, though, describes all the beautiful things about children – trust, joy, innocence, curiosity, wonder, forgiveness, and so much more. This word, childlike, is the flavor our faith in God ought to have. What follows are five characteristics of childlikeness that make faith robust, rich, and full of life. Like a child.