Boundaries are becoming more and more important in this age of constant messages. Productivity is becoming secondary to information, we are being "friended" by people in countries far and wide, our families are being scattered in this global economy and we are just bombarded on a daily basis with do this or get that.
When Satan catches a victim in his sinful web he allows them to struggle to free themselves until they are weary and weak. He then moves in to bind them with more steel cords of sin. They don't feel alarmed when one cord binds them, they could break free if they chose.
What excuses have you allowed to keep you from living your vision? Have you told yourself that you are not smart enough to get the promotion, you do not deserve to live a better life, you are not articulate enough to teach, or you will never make enough money to live debt free?
An eagle can see another eagle as much as three miles away. You need to see your goal so clearly. You have to know what it is, you need to see it, smell it, taste it. You need to get all five of your senses involved.
Loneliness is no respecter of persons. Young or old, literate or illiterate, rich or poor, anyone can be affected by loneliness. David Jeremiah called it the "Disease of the Decade." Many years ago Thoreau said, "A city is a place where hundreds of lonely people live together."
It's normal and natural to resent certain experiences; those that take us far outside the control we never would surrender. Enter the grief experience. It's why our first cataclysmic grief experience teaches us so much.
Knowing what is important to your loved ones will allow you to find better ways to make their Christmas special without worrying about your bank account and credit cards.
Healing from unresolved grief and any trauma related stress starts when we acknowledge the loss and accept the loss. Part of acceptance means letting go. Share your story with someone who you can trust, but then take it to God. Tell God exactly how you feel. Ask God to bring healing to your unresolved grief, and help with moving on with a new life. You are not betraying your loved one if you move on with your life, and it does not mean that you do not love them.
When I was in my teen years I used to be very shy to meet new people, was an introvert and always would draw a line for myself and would not like others to cross it and disturb my privacy. If some one would say and do something that had crossed that invisible line of self-privacy, then I would be angry and would not speak to them. Immediately I would start to build a wall around me for this person so that he would not dare to cross that wall the next time. This would be my lifestyle and as a result I would develop a lot of grudges towards many people in my heart without showing it on the outside.
As much as the child struggles to deny, minimize, bargain with and co-exist with the abuse, the impact of chronic trauma seeps into the deep recesses of the psyche and in the body.
The problem with flirting is that what often times starts out as something fun to do can lead you down a slithering road toward an affair and possibly a break-up. It has happened to people in the past and will happen to folks in the future.
Faith is the currency of God’s kingdom. It brought the power of God to work our salvation at the new birth (Ephesians 2:8). Without our faith, God would not have saved us ...
The bible encourages us thus, to trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding (Pr 3:5) and that we should acknowledge Him in all our ways so He can direct our paths (Pr 3:6).
Seeds - both spiritual and natural - are living food! They contain life within them that will be released under the right conditions.
As new creations in Jesus Christ we are more than just the titles we wear in the natural realm. But unfortunately most people identify themselves more with the natural titles, than with the supernatural ones they were given on the day they said yes to a relationship with Jesus Christ.
The drama that often accompanies conflict is what gives conflict its bad name. Most of us veer away from screaming matches, stand offs and personal attacks.
God has endowed human beings with a gamut of emotions - to feel, to cry, to be happy or sad or angry. Crying is a healthy response to some of life's problems.
Does what we proclaim line up with the life we live?
Why must some people apparently hit rock bottom before turning themselves around?
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they will follow Me. John 10:27
Why do people complain? What is it they want or hope for when they complain?
By Michael Hume Job had one trial heaped upon another. It is not natural to have so much heaped on you all at once. If you are going through something similar keep praying it up to God, waiting on Him, and following the Holy Spirit, Your prayers will be focused, succinct, and spontaneous. God is […]
How much can you take and keep moving forward? Pain is temporary. Eventually, it will subside and something else will take it's place. If you quit you will leave with it forever.
When it comes to personal achievement, overcoming adversity is one of the greatest tools in your belt to help you build the life you have been dreaming of.
We are a selfish and vain people. The mindset of this "Me First" world, is truly destructive in many aspects of our spiritual lives.
You will have to make a decision about what you want in your life. Make a conscious decision to let go of the weight, guilt and regrets that keep plaguing you
Just saying “amen” to the “prophecies” being spoken on you does not work it, you must be a doer of the Word for the Word to work in your life therefore junk presumptions and/or laziness and get to work.
In our own lives, we each carry a set of metaphorical tools in our pockets. Many of our tools are ones born out of the necessity of our individual experience. Do we move through life with a positive outlook, fierce determination, appreciation, practicality, fear-based mentality?
We are to bless others or as the Bible states, we are blessed to be a blessing.
God is the mighty force that you can't ignore if you want to live a victorious life. No matter how thick a troop may be, with God you can run through it. And no matter how high a wall may be, with God you can leap over it, for there is nothing impossible or difficult for God. And if God is for you, no one can be against you - Romans 8:31