Change is difficult. It usually involves leaving our comfort zone and moving into uncharted territory. At times God calls us to leave our secure environment so that we learn to place our security in Him.
Matthew 17:20 says, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed . . . nothing will be impossible for you.” A mustard plant starts out as a tiny seed . . . but grows into a flourishing tree. Faith can do the same.
Following Christ is an adventure! When your journey with Christ begins, you don’t always know where He will take you. God often reveals His plan only one step at a time.
What happens when the beliefs we’ve professed don’t seem to make sense once we’re knee deep in life? Let's examine the tough decisions we have to make when God calls us to move forward in faith.
Genesis 17 verse 1, says “God came to Abraham and said, ‘I am Almighty God. Walk before Me and be blameless.’” Does that mean we need to live perfect lives? If so, it seems that perfection isn’t happening any time soon!
When you’re going through a tough time, are there particular Bible verses that come to your rescue? Promises from Scripture that carry you through the darkness?
Living by faith. It’s not an easy road to travel. We aren’t given a road map showing exactly which choices to make and which paths to follow.
Many people think of faith as an ethereal concept . . . nothing more than wishful thinking . . . with little or no tangible proof. Would you like a fresh perspective on faith?
So many people turn their backs on God out of fear. Fear of losing control. Fear of giving up their freedom and liberties.
Over the years, men and women have used the biblical story of Gideon to determine God’s will for their lives. If we put out our own fleece . . . then we’ll know which direction God wants us to go.
We try to teach our children the difference between right and wrong. But when they disobey without consequence, our kids assume they can get away with anything!
So often we think God can’t use us because of all the mistakes we’ve made. And yet, the Bible has countless examples of ordinary, imperfect people used by a holy God.