Have you ever moved to a new location? Did you find it difficult or challenging? Moving from a familiar job to a new job is stressful. We wonder if we will fail in the new position.
Just like gold is refined in a fire, our faith is refined through testing. Perhaps you’re going through a difficult time right now . . . a testing of your faith.
It’s not easy making big, life-changing decisions. Especially when we’re having a hard time determining God’s will.
There are men and women all over the world who show love and kindness, patience and self-control, and yet they don’t have a personal relationship with God.
Galatians chapter five is more than a laundry list of good attitudes to embrace. Let's unravel this complex passage of Scripture describing the fruit of the Spirit.
As followers of God we’re called to live a life full of the fruits of the Spirit such as love, peace, and kindness. And as we align our attitudes and actions with God’s purposes, it impacts the way we respond to those around us.
When you encounter someone who’s made a mistake, do you extend grace? Or stand in judgment?
When we witness conflict, our first instinct is usually to stay on the sidelines. We don’t want to get caught up in the fight! Another biblical principle for conflict.
Embroiled in conflict, it can feel like we’re held captive to our frustration, anger, and strong opinions. What we need is a good hostage negotiator! Let's look at Abigail as an example of biblical conflict negotiation.
Caught up in a fight, it’s tempting to throw out accusations in order to win. But to bring a peaceful resolution, we really need to become advocates! Concluding our series on Abigail, and reflecting on how she prevented a deadly disagreement.
We may wake up fully convinced that we’re safe, protected, and cared for. But as the day’s trials begin, our confidence sometimes withers away. Let's turn to Psalm 46 and find true security in the presence and goodness of God.
Life can reach a frenetic pace sometimes. Caught up in the craziness and hurry-up lifestyle, we can feel pushed and pulled in every direction. It’s a look at God’s call to “be still.”