We often choose our own desires rather than the will of God. But there is a great danger in compromising and making excuses to not follow God's commands. My experience with choosing my own will rather than God's ended up in a messed up college life.
We often think that we need first to achieve perfection before we come to God for His grace. But the truth is we cannot, on our own, change ourselves. Change comes after we submit ourselves to our Savior.
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets... Continue Reading →
When you cannot find the right motivation to do anything, maybe because God is compelling you to go back to Him and be with Him again. Every time you feel like turning away from God, ask yourself "To whom shall I go if I leave Christ?"
"Why do you believe so much in God?" "You cannot even see Him, smell Him, taste Him, touch Him, or hear Him." "Why would you ever believe on someone you cannot actually sense with your five senses?" These are some of the usual questions I hear from people who do not believe in God. To tell you, my dear friend, I actually do sense Him with my five senses.
If our life is like the sea and the storms of life started shaking our boats, how will we respond to it? Sometimes it is easier for us to trust God when the sea is calm, but true faith is revealed when the sea is no longer peaceful.
Sometimes we pray but it seems like our prayers never reach God. There are multiple examples of prayer in the Bible but one of them is often overlooked. The prayer of Jabez is an example of effective and powerful prayer because we know that his prayers were "granted".
As I read about the story of Icarus, I was able to reflect about how much we abuse the freedom God has given us. How many times did we become overwhelmed by our freedom that we forget the instructions of God to our lives?
The world is already filled with scoffers and mockers. Our calling is to become a light bearer, and that's what we must strive to become. Once we receive God's light of truth, our duty is to impart them to others as well.