The Importance of Reading the Bible (Part 2)

In this blog post, we will be discussing two more aspects of why as Christians, it is important that we read the Bible, particularly how reading the Bible can help us discern Satan’s tactics against us and how reading the Bible allows us as Christians to come together as a church and a community of believers.

In last week’s post on The Importance of Reading the Bible; we talked about how we as Christians should read the Bible to understand and study God’s Word and how we can then apply that to our everyday lives. In 1 Peter 5:8, the Apostle Peter is calling for us as Christians to be vigilant and aware of the Devil and his desire to see our destruction.

1 Peter 5:8

8. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”

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Are You Going to Give God It All?

What does it mean to Give God It All?

Well, to me, giving it all to God means that I need to relinquish all of my pain, regrets, sadness, guilt, shame and even the good things and lay them all at His feet. But also, it means that whatever I may be going through, I can give it over to God knowing that if I can’t handle it; by faith, God will get me through it. In the Bible, we see many times the prophets and later the Apostles urging us to give all that we have to the Lord.

But here’s the question: Why do we hang onto the things of the past? In Psalms 55:22, it is telling us to cast all of our burdens onto God and He will sustain us.

We no longer have to shoulder our burdens ourselves.

Psalms 55:22

22. Cast your burdens on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”Read More »

Are You Willing to Suffer for Christ?

Today, I want to talk about the suffering Christians face as followers of Christ and how we can still find joy through the suffering.

While reading this blog post, I want you all to ask yourself this question: Am I willing to endure suffering for Christ?

What does it mean to Suffer for Christ?

Well, the word suffer comes from the Hebrew word Oni which means “misery” or “poverty”. To suffer for Christ is something that we as Christians talk about and preach about, but we never actually discuss because we feel that we already know what it means. But do we? In Philippians 1:29, the Apostle Paul says that as Christians, we will suffer for Christ because we have faith in Christ and Paul says that suffering for Christ is actually a gift from God because it’s in the suffering that He comforts us.

Philippians 1:29

29. For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.Read More »

Humility vs Pride – The “Me” Complex (Part 1)

This 2-part blog post was inspired by T.R. Noble and her blog post “5 Things That Stumble Me Up As A Believer”. Go out and give her support because she has such amazing content.

So, today throughout this post; I want you all to ask yourself this question: Am I focusing on myself or am I humble and focusing on others?

What does “Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall” really mean? (see Proverbs 16:18).

Well, the word Pride comes from the English word meaning “A sense of one’s own proper value or dignity” or “A overly high opinion of oneself.” God calls us as people and as Christians to give up our pride and humble ourselves, but how can we do that when we as human beings are prideful and arrogant? In Isaiah 13:11, Isaiah talks about how God will punish the world for its evil; particularly the arrogant, proud, and haughty of humanity.

Isaiah 13:11

11. I will punish the world for its evil; And the wicked for their iniquity; I will halt the arrogance of the proud, And will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.”

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“Who Am I, Lord?” – Our Struggle with Identity

Have you ever asked yourself the question: “Who Am I? How can God see His child when all I see is a flawed, damaged self?”

Well, I think the real, personal questions you should be asking yourself are: “Whose, am I? Who do I look like? If you answered these questions and you still feel unsure of who you are in Christ; then let me tell you. Throughout the Bible, God has referred to us, His people as Conquerors, Adopted, Children of God, Sons & Daughters, and much more. But, God tells us that we are new creations if anyone is in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17 gives us the verse and shows us how we aren’t damaged and broken.

2 Corinthians 5:17

17. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”Read More »

Will You Walk by Faith?

What does it mean to Walk by Faith?

Well, in my last post I talked about how faith is the belief in something that natural senses can’t see, but you believe that you will receive the reward when the spiritual meets the physical. Now that we’ve got that out of the way; let’s talk about what it means to walk by faith. In 2 Corinthians 5:7, it gives us an indication as to what walking by faith means.

2 Corinthians
“For we walk by faith and not be sight”

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