Rather than amping up the willpower to make New Year's resolutions, let's take a look at how God resolves to be faithful to us. Then we'll know how to make our lives count this year.
Without realizing it I had started to believe that I had to take care of my finances myself. I thought that if I gave 10% there wouldn't be enough. Clearly God and I had some work to do.
What are the terms of your surrender?
God keeps faith when we don't.
The greatest joy in the Christian life comes from holding nothing back from Jesus. With him at the center, life becomes a faith adventure filled with meaning and purpose.
"But Dad! Why Can't I ...?"
Let's take a lesson from Jesus, the greatest servant of all, who served with no terms or conditions.
Is the Holy Spirit tucked away on a shelf for safe-keeping?
The futility of trying to pursuade God.
Father, I surrender.
Surrender to God wholeheartedly.
The ultimate pledge of allegiance.
Many times in life, we attempt to hold onto things we can never really keep.
Keep pressing forward.
If I were in his shoes, I’d guard my possessions more carefully.
Fear and trust can't room together.
So many times I have thought back, wondering what actually happened to my “perfect plan.”
Sacrifice on repeat.
How could you know the power of Jesus unless you felt powerless?
No matter what your image of a father may be, God the Father loves and cares for his children.
You can breathe a sigh of relief. Being fruitful isn't about trying harder.
If you feel stuck today, pray this prayer.
When we live in the Spirit, we keep our palms up.
As with any relationship, developing a relationship with Jesus takes time and energy. Whether you've just decided to follow Jesus, or have recommitted your life to him, this series of four articles will lay a firm foundation to help you grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus.