By Jeremy Stuart Church planter Samuel Orrico said, “You hear constantly that people are disappearing, people are being kidnapped. You experience having people that you met being either robbed, raped or kidnapped.” Samuel has fears about moving back to Mexico to pastor a church of about sixty that he recently co-planted. He said, “One of my […]
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.
When you have the whole armor of God on, then can you stand spiritually, strong to fight and win
"My husband won't lead the family in bible study or prayer. He won't even discipline the children. What can I do?"
"Is your husband a Christian?" "Oh, yes." She replied.
"Have you talked with your husband about how you feel?"
"Yes, I have told him until I am blue in the face about his lack of support in the home."
7 deceptive thoughts that many believers believe to be true in every marriage.
Father, I come to You because I need to cast my worries, my fears, and cares upon You. Your word said that I could because You careth for me. So Father, I cast all my cares, all my worries,
God already knows us inside out; our strengths and limitations. Even with these issues, He has given us a solution in 2 Corinthians 12 v. 9-10 which reads:
We are a selfish and vain people. The mindset of this "Me First" world, is truly destructive in many aspects of our spiritual lives.
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.
I dream of a time when success to the saint of God is primarily, sincerely and passionately about the magnification of Christ in us - a time where even the slightest impurity in our heart will cause such grief, brokenness and earnest cry for repentance and grace (Phil 1:20-21; Heb 12:5-14).
Self-sabotage does not follow rules of common sense or logic. Often it passes under our radar, because we are more aware of when others put sticks in our wheels, and less aware of when we do it to ourselves.
However, discerning Christians can perceive the errors, recognize the truths, and enjoy the movie.
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.
Sometimes, crazy love for God displayed in praise and worship is prophetic and spiritually powerful in nature, especially when it is demanded by God.
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
sex is often portrayed in the popular culture as a medium of ultimate pleasure and delight. Seldom is it seen as an expression of spirituality.
Chemicals, preservatives and synthetic ingredients have taken the place of natural foods and we're allowing them to enter our bodies.
In starting over after leaving an abusive marriage, you first have to unload the toxic baggage. You have to surrender your heavy burdens to your Savior and Redeemer, Jesus (Yahshua) the Messiah.
If you have any of these thoughts and feelings, you are not alone! The journey of faith can often contain doubt, questioning, and even frustration. That is normal. It is normal because although God created us in His image to follow Him and reflect his image to the world, the world we are born into has a completely different agenda.
If your husband is not loving you as Christ loves the church and is increasingly being abusive toward you, then he has become your enemy. He has set himself up as an adversary against you. In the Hebrew language, adversary is translated as Satan. Yes, your abusive pastor-husband has made himself a Satan in your life.
It's frustrating when something doesn't work - especially something as personal as weight loss. There's nothing more heartbreaking than doing everything you know that is "right" and then seeing no progress on the scale. But it doesn't have to be that way.
While rejections cannot be avoided, there are ways to make the aftermath of rejections less of a heartache, and in fact use it to your advantage.
Apart from God the world conditions mankind into a staged life. We walk through life with an emotional high of false fulfillment of staged illusions. Who are we selling this illusion to? More importantly, why are we buying into the staged illusions of joy, peace and success that are fallible?
As the son of a pastor, Dean's spiritual guidance started at an early age. "There have been different points of epiphany in my life where God really broke through," Dean said. "As a second grader, I recall having a spiritual encounter with God. I remember kneeling at the altar, praying. My dad was there, and I remember feeling God's presence."
Worry kills slowly but steadily. Low self-esteem is characteristic of a worrier. One is unable to use one's intelligence or creativity. Restlessness, mental disturbances, headache, insomnia, irritability, lack of confidence are commonly seen. As a result, one is prone to high blood pressure, stomach ulcers and other medical complications.