There is a place in our lives for Mary’s character trait displayed in Luke 10, but according to the Scriptures there is also a place for action. James 2:17, (NIV) explains that, “… faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”
Accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior has paved the way for us to come before His throne to find help in our time of need. God desires that we know Him intimately and enter into His presence continually. So He set up protocol to help us do just that.
Have you ever been in a situation that forced you to be tough but you weren’t. We like our contemporaries in Scripture all have moments where our responses demonstrate our human limitations.
A synonym for trust is believe. Faith and trust are strong companions. It’s impossible to have one without the other. For God has said, “Without faith [trust] it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him” Hebrews 11:6 (NIV).
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest” Matthew 11:28, The Message.
Freewill is an aspect of our lives we sometimes ignore when it comes to God. Although God has given us a promise, the choice is still ours. We have to choose to hold on to that promise and believe it even when things seemingly are against us!
“Abba Loves Me” Satan doesn’t want you to realize how powerful and true those words are. He knows that if you allow the truth of those words to become a reality in your life, you will never again be swept away by the onslaught of discouragement. You will never allow those overwhelming feelings of shame,…
1 John 3:19-20 (NIV), “This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in His presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything.”
“The Family Business” is what a good friend calls what our Lord commissions us to do. I’m not only talking about fulfilling the great commission in Mark 16:15-18, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel, etc…,” this we ought to do through our time, our talents and our treasures given to us by…
Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV), “I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.”