Have you ever seriously thought: Why Church? What is the church? What does the church means on the lips of Jesus? Whatever it means when Jesus used the word ‘church’, is what it should mean to you. The aim of this series is to share with you the passion of Jesus Christ for His church.
When it comes to storms, disasters, or tragedies in your life, you have two choices in what to believe: Either God is in control or He is a helpless observer. Many people cry out to other gods in these times. do you know who is in control?
A highly respected man tells us how he spend the most of his life running away from God, the God that He professed to serve. But God knew how to deal with him in his anger and in his rebellion. Are you running from God? You don’t have to spend the rest of your life running. God know how to turn you around.
“Remember not the former things, nor consider things of old. behold I am doing a new thing; now it spring forth, do you not perceive it?” Isaiah 43:18,19. the Lord wants to do a new thing in your life. Do not allow your past failures or circumstances to possess you. Focus on what God wants to do right now.
Money is a blessing. How can you enjoy the wonderful blessing of this gift from the Lord? How can you master your money rather than have your money master you? The book of Proverbs give us the wisdom from God to see the blessings and dangers of money.
There are times when we easily become discouraged and getting tired of doing what is right, especially in the times we find ourselves in. Times when doing good brings trouble in return, doing good brings little thanks, when doing good brings slow progress. How do you stay on course and persevere? How do we not grow weary?
Wisdom in what we do, how we do it, and for who it is done, are very important, also in a time where a pandemic are challenging everyone in the area of work. What is the effect of your circumstances on how you do things. Does the levels of lockdown having a sluggish and negative effect in your levels of willingness and energy to get work done? What is the greatest motive for work? Who are you doing it for? Turn to the book of Proverbs and hear what the wisest man ever lived has to say about wisdom in work.
What do you hear and what do you see? What are you listening and watching in these challenging times?
Many people look at their current situation or circumstances and think that there is no hope and therefore have less appetite to connect with God.
Why not come to God with all the pressures of your life and use them to increase your appetite for what God wants to say to you?
Is it not God’s words that builds our faith to stand in hope and have a future?
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ – Romans 10:17.
Words matter for they can wound or they can heal, they can harm or they can help. What is the effect of your words on others, on yourself, and before God? Godly wisdom and grace is needed for words to be a blessing. May God speak to us through His Word to have this wisdom. Proverbs 18:21 -“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Alignment is needed within family life. You love your spouse and your children and want to be a good spouse and parent. But what does it look like to love God with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your strength when you are married and you have children? How is that possible? The answer for this wisdom is in the Word of God. Walk with us through Deuteronomy 6:1-24.