Thankfulness – Training for Godliness

Thankfulness – Training for Godliness

Thankfulness is a choice. Every moment of every day we choose our reaction to people and events that surround us. We can choose to be thankful for the wide variety of personalities and experiences God brings into our lives, or we can choose a path of negativity and...
Training for Godliness: Humility

Training for Godliness: Humility

We recently talked about training for godliness. It takes thousands of hours practicing to be great at anything, including godliness. If we want to grow in our faith, then we need to put in the work. Today, let’s focus today on training ourselves in humility Humility...
Training for Godliness

Training for Godliness

Any world-class athlete or musician has spent thousands of hours training. It takes incredible discipline to become the best at something. The Bible alludes several times to athletic competition because of the similarities in discipline needed for success as an...
God’s Gracious “No”

God’s Gracious “No”

Can you imagine what it would be like to get everything you wanted? I can’t think of a single place in the entire space-time continuum where that would be a good thing. We forget that we aren’t as smart as we think we are. We have a limited perspective, a limited...
Unseen Blessings

Unseen Blessings

It’s raining today where I live. Sometimes I forget to thank God for the rain. Days like today remind me when Jesus said, “[God] makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5.45). Whether we honor God or not,...
Angry Without Sin

Angry Without Sin

Do you ever feel like a failure for getting angry? Do you feel like you should always be totally in control of yourself, only having happy, bubbly emotions? We often feel like a failure when we get angry; we feel like we’ve let God down in some way. However, God made...