Insight For Hard Times Part 25
In the midst of trials, we often reminisce on the “good ol’ days” and wish we were there again. But dwelling on the past keeps us from embracing the future. Abraham followed God’s leading by putting the past behind him . . . and that’s a good lesson for us today.
Becoming a Christian begins with having faith in God. But it actually represents a lifetime decision to mature into the man or woman God has called you to be.
The decision to follow Christ shouldn’t be made lightly. It affects not only your future here on earth, but your eternal destiny, as well. Is it simply a one-time statement? Or a decision that changes your entire future?
Everyone’s journey of faith is uniquely scripted. We start out knowing a little bit about God, but as we experience Him through the different trials and joys of life, our understanding grows deeper. Perhaps you’re having trouble seeing God in your present circumstance.
Sometimes we think of Christianity as a bunch of rules and regulations . . . do this, don’t do that and if you stay on track, you’ll earn a place in heaven. But God wants so much more from us than a performance! Revitalize your walk with God.
So often we try to fill the longing in our hearts with things. Stuff. We think, once I have that new job, or that new house, I’ll be satisfied. Only God can fill the void in our lives. Nothing else comes close.
When we put our trust in Jesus Christ, we turn from our old life and embrace a new one. Let's examine the ramifications of Ruth’s commitment to her mother-in-law and what we can learn from it.