Always being connected is a good way to stay disconnected from the Creator.
“For when you were slaves of sin... what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now... - Romans 6:20-22
Have you ever had someone tell you that your Christian faith is a crutch? Well, the best response we've heard to that is: "Absolutely." Our faith helps us see that we are all broken people who really need to borrow strength from a Savior, to lean on a deep and abiding faith. We are always growing, always depending on the grace of God.
Like in any relationship, developing a relationship with Jesus takes time and energy. Whether you've just decided to follow Jesus for the first time, or you've recommitted your life to Him, this series of four articles will lay a firm foundation to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus.
You know you should trust God. You desperately want Him to rescue you and guide you through the maze of life. Yet the phrase “trust God” can seem so trite; your mind swims with the “what if” possibilities that threaten to overtake you.
Many of us obsess about God’s calling on our lives. We may wonder what kind of career God is leading us to; we dream about making a difference, about falling into the exact and concrete will of God. And when things don't fall into place like we think they should, we may wonder whether or not we even have a calling.
Dating and courtship present such a different world for each single person; some thrive in it, and some just can't wait to get out. Most single people spend time on both sides.
Praying is simply having a conversation with God. It's asking Him for your needs, yes, but it's also a time when you can praise Him for who He is and learn to hear His voice.
When marriage is done right, it's one of the most beautiful experiences and relationships we can have. The commitment that marriage calls for is lifelong, and it's intense. And in Christian marriage, the vows we make at the altar aren't just to each other; we make them before God.