Humility and patience go hand and hand. When we grasp the goodness of God's love toward us, we can reflect that love to our children, enduring the pains of parenthood with grace.
Marital strife happens when we love ourself over the love of our life. The solution to this destructive pride is humility before God. With godly humility, the warring rope can be dropped. Marital closeness is more than possible, it’s God-glorifying!
Cultivating humility draws us closer to Him. By cherishing His supreme role in our lives, we learn more and more about His grace, depend deeper on His promises, and find endless reasons to glorify Him.
Joseph’s story illustrates the life-changing power of a godly perspective. Abandoned by his brothers, falsely accused of adultery, forgotten by those he blessed, wasting away in prison—Joseph easily could have drowned in bitterness, been dominated by despair, and forever wrestled with anger. This is not to say that he didn’t experience those feelings, or didn’t… Continue reading 6 Beautiful Takeaways from the Life of Joseph
Many Christians linger in the New Testament, missing out on the incredible riches of the Old Testament - the very Scriptures Jesus Himself referenced. Do not let the symbolic, dense, or historical nature of this Scripture intimidate you!
Without Christ, we can find ourselves in a prison. Not the one with bars and chains, but one that traps our heart behind walls of anxiety, confusion, pride, and idolatry. This prison is never more real than when we try to please others or ourselves, rather than the wonderful God who created us.
Are scenic photos taking over your Pinterest feed? Do you long to escape to foreign lands? When Rachel of the Bible left her home with Jacob, she stole and hid idols of foreign gods. Wanderlust could be your secret god. It was for me. Here's my story.
To many, the Gospel makes sense. It seems true. It is accepted as a salvation orchestrated by God. The crucial second step, then, is if a person is willing to submit to God and His Word. If we finally grasp who Jesus is, there is no greater danger than to turn away from Him—the greatest sacrifice, the most loving Redeemer. What good comes from understanding the Truth, and then rejecting or forgetting His power and direction?
Job rose up early. As the sky drifted from black to indigo to warm yellow light, he diligently constructed altars for each of his children, bringing sacrifices of worship on their behalf. The crisp fresh day his backdrop, Job asked Yahweh to watch his sons and daughters, to purify them, to make them right before… Continue reading A Prayer for My Daughter
Abram was on the top of the world. He and his men had swiftly and impressively defeated a band of kings. Lot, Abram's nephew, was now safe and sound, rescued from a dismal fate. An Old Testament reflection of Christ, the Priest-King known as Melchizedek, even bestows on Abram an incredible blessing. What he did next showed incredible faith.