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!
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.
Marriage vows are easier said than done, and in the dark days, those vows must hold us steadfast no matter the degree of pain. The power behind those vows is God Himself.
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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?
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.
Our measure of well-being should not be the scale. It should be our ability to joyfully perform the works God has prepared for us - to please the man we love most and to fully serve our families, churches, and communities.
I once thought that passing exams at Cornell University was my toughest challenge in life, but a few weeks after the birth of Amariah I had to seriously reconsider. Nurturing new life requires stamina and determination that far surpasses studious hours in a library. Following an epic rocking session, I said to my husband, “Taking care of… Continue reading 5 Scriptures New Moms Need to Hear
There is a particular excitement that only arises around January. The warm nostalgia of Christmas fades and is replaced by the bubbling joy of a fresh start - a new year. The desire to begin anew and pursue self-improvement becomes contagious, appearing in the form of New Year's resolutions. Yet, as much as goals, plans, and… Continue reading Word for 2017: Abide