God Loves Me - Here's Why I'm Absolutely Sure

1/10/2019


Let me ask you a question: are you absolutely SURE God loves you?
If you're like me, there are times when you may struggle to believe that God really, actually does love you.
Maybe you've had a bad week. Maybe you're going through difficult circumstances.
In the midst of these trying times, it can be easy to start doubting God's love.
Thankfully, Scriptures gives you and I ROCK-SOLID, unshakeable proofs of God's overwhelming, never-ending love.
Here are 4...


God Loves Me - Here's Why I'm Absolutely Sure

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How to Conquer the Fear of Man

1/08/2019


Do you struggle with the fear of man?
Honestly, I don't know a single person who doesn't. I certainly do.
Thankfully, God's word provides us with POWERFUL ways to overcome the fear of man.
And when we do? Freedom.


How to Conquer the Fear of Man

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Struggling With Anxiety? How To Be Anxious For NOTHING

12/08/2018

One of the commands I don’t take as seriously as I should is Paul’s exhortation to, “Be anxious for nothing.”
To my shame, I treat it more as a suggestion than command. Sort of like Good Housekeeping-esque tips for better living, which fit right in next to articles like, “45 Tips To Lose That Stubborn Belly Fat,” and, “How To Keep Those Pesky Avocados Fresh.”
(Side note: Is it just me or do avocados have a shelf life of approximately six seconds?)
The surrounding verses, which are both staggeringly comforting and incredibly challenging, say:
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).


Struggling With Anxiety? How To Be Anxious For NOTHING

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Am I REALLY Prone To Wander?

12/03/2018

I’ve got a problem with the classic hymn “Come Thou Fount”. It contains this famous refrain:
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love
Now, let me bring you inside my slightly (or really) odd brain. Even though I love the hymn, unlike normal people, I can’t sing, “Prone to wander, Lord I feel it” without feeling conflicted.


Am I REALLY Prone To Wander?

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Do You Need Rest? Come To Me, All Who Are Weary

11/28/2018

The past six months have been extremely exhausting for me. There hasn't been a crisis or anything like that.
It just feels like 10,000 small burdens have been placed on my back.
The result is that I'm so...
...very...
...weary.
It's the kind of weariness that requires more than sleep.
Yet through all of this, I'm starting to learn an incredibly profound lesson - something that's changing the way I live.
The lesson? I can't be the burden bearer. That's Jesus' job.


Do You Need Rest? Come To Me, All Who Are Weary

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Can You Lose Your Salvation? No, and Here's Why

11/19/2018

Let me invite you into my neurotic, fearful brain. Between the ages of 16-18, I had a crisis of faith.
I was absolutely terrified that I was going to lose my salvation (or that I never had it in the first place). I knew my sinfulness. I knew how weak I was.
How could I have ANY confidence that I would stay a Christian until the end?
Plus, there are some scriptures that make it seem like a Christian can lose their salvation.
Honestly, I was really, really scared about it. This was a severe mercy from God, because it forced me to dive deep into the Bible. I had to wrestle with the scriptures to see what they really said.
Could a true Christian lose their salvation?
Here's the answer I came away with.


Can You Lose Your Salvation? No, and Here's Why

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16 Powerful Prayers For Children To Lift Up In 2019

11/18/2018

God has made it abundantly clear in Scripture that he wants to bless our children and descendants. He’s given us many promises to give us faith to hope and pray for their salvation and well-being. Here are 16 passages of Scripture followed by brief prayers for children in your family:



16 Powerful Prayers For Children To Lift Up In 2019

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