The healing, the transformation, will not occur if we do not see what Jesus sees. It is crazy to think this but for many of us we find more benefits of being victims, or being people in need of healing, rather than being a person who is healed.
It turned out that the package contained a satellite phone, water purification tablets, a Garmin watch with GPS and a package of tomato seeds. Everything Tom Hanks needed to survive and be rescued was in that box, that unopened box. We miss out on a lot when we don't open the Bible, we miss out...
How should a Christian argue with a non-believer? How should a Christian convince a non-believer to change their course or else they will have a head on collision that will prove to be quite devastating?
I remember one Christmas that was quite miserable and disappointing. It was a perfect Christmas as far as a child could expect. I came down the stairs and the floor was covered in gifts and toys (apparently I had been very good that year). In the corner was a brand-new bike. Like I said, it was...
Most of us understand encouragement to mean offering support or help in time of need. That is an accurate definition but the primary meaning of encouragement is to give courage, confidence and to inspire conviction.
Have you ever been blamed for someone else's decisions? Adam responds, "Yes, I made a bonehead decision and yes it is your fault."
So where do you think God may be inviting you to go today? Trust this - God is going somewhere today and He wants you to go with Him.
If you find yourself saying, "I could never do that. I could never say that." Jesus would say, "Yes, you can, if you will allow the Holy Spirit to fill you with His power." To deny the power of the Holy Spirit is to embrace an empty and lifeless Christianity.
We are entering that time of year that can be a time of great joy and celebration for people. It can also be a time of great sadness and depression for many people. The longing for a friend is often the source of that great sadness during the holiday season.
It is a lot of fun for no reason at all to just bless my family with something special. God likes to just bless us in ways that we just cannot imagine.