Sometimes, I wonder if we are so conditioned by shows of weakness that we’ve begun to call moderate strength or even mediocrity, “power.” It seems that those exercising true Spirit-enabled power are often culturally interpreted as arrogant or brash. Could it be that a weak church culture is feeding that misconception? Could it be that we are teaching the world that “Christian” = “weak”?
On my journey, I have disappointed so many people. I've thought I was doing right, but I was deceived. At other times, I knew that I was doing wrong, and I kept it up anyway. But thank God - by His grace - that He never gives up on us and continues His work to perfect (mature) us until the day we will meet Him (Phil. 1:6). He's so amazing at accomplishing His will / work in us that He can even weave in the negative, dark, and ugly parts of our lives into the fabric of our life's mosaic.
Book Review: I challenge you to take time to consider the vastness of creation and the indescribable glory of our Creator, Jesus Christ. Ask Him to open your eyes to the truths of His majesty. Empty your mind of all that seeks to distract you from true communion with Him and give Him praise. Lift your hands and heart to Him in complete surrender and ask Him for the grace that you need to love Him as you ought.
Has God called us to build a legacy? I believe many men try to create a legacy that lives beyond their generation, but is this God's plan? It just seems to me that if God wanted a man to affect two generations, He would give that man two lifetimes. The men that lay the responsibility of their "legacy" on the backs of their followers are, whether they intend to or not, handcuffing the next generation!
Many people come to church hoping to find a magic cure: “do this, this and that and presto – the gutters of the world will be a distant memory.” The glorious truth is they are closer to a cure than they realize. I believe addiction is the result of a conscious or unconscious attempt to deal...
Herein is true faith. We must trust that God will continue to do what He has promised even when we are unable to be aware of it. We must realize that we might not always remember the One who will never forget. God has promised to keep on remembering us.