Why do bad things happen to good people? We ask ourselves that constantly. Storm clouds roll in and the skies darken. Things seem bleak. What do we do? Where do we run? What is going to happen now? We claw at any morsel of reassurance. I’m here to tell you, no matter who you are, bad things happen to you. It’s a part of life. But there is hope. Continue reading “Hurricane”
Love is something we do not understand. Or at least, we get the jist of it, but we do not comprehend its deepness or its intricacy–whilst staying simple and soothing.
This article is going to be a bit different than the usual. While it provides a lesson, I find it impossible not to include bits of my own testimony. I will talk about the actual sacrificial love of Christ, and how this love is unconditional, deep, and how it can be realized. Continue reading “Barabbas”
In Matthew 6, Jesus is teaching His disciples about prayer. It is in this chapter that we receive the Lord’s Prayer, which is a model of prayer for Christians to use. It was given by Jesus to help us understand how we may communicate with the Father. Not only does it show us how we may communicate with Him, but also that we can. However, more specifically, I have been brought to one specific part of the Lord’s Prayer over and over again for a few weeks, and wanted to share it and what it means. Continue reading “Why we pray for “Daily Bread””
If you’ve ever been in a church you know about altar calls. Service begins with prayer and singing, followed by the preacher stepping forward with an important message from God. But as service winds down, the preacher closes with an invitation to the altar at the front of the church. This is often times the most uncomfortable moment of the entire day. The idea of getting up out of your pew and stepping forward and kneeling at an altar in prayer can be petrifying to some. Continue reading “Altarphobia”
Often times we get trapped in cycles of sin, ones where we feel we have done so much wrong that we have undone or reversed the forgiveness we obtained when we were saved. We feel like we have simply done too much, and may even ask to be forgiven of the same sin multiple times–causing us to feel as though our repentance doesn’t count. Is this true? Can we undo our salvation? Continue reading “Can I undo my salvation?”
One of the biggest themes of Christianity is our withdrawal from certain behaviors, activities, and engagements. The Bible lays out a perfect image of what we should and should not do as children of God and human beings. Yet many people find it hard to understand why these rules exist. Continue reading “Why does God forbid?”
As a Christian, do you ever look back on your old life, before you were saved, in a longing or nostalgic way? Do you ever wish for things to return to their old ways? For old relationships, old interests, old activities, old passions, etc? Let me assure you this is not God’s Will for your life and is in fact a trick devised by the enemy to draw you away from your relationship with God. To understand this better, let’s look at the story of Continue reading “Don’t Look Back”