What a better way to take on the New Year than by receiving a new heart and spirit in Christ? In the last part of this little mini-blog-series (Two Hearts), I talked about the two different states of heart: the heart of stone and the heart of flesh. The heart is much more than a blood-pumping organ, it is endowed with spiritual significance. As I said, it is the capsule of our personalities, the content of our consciousness, and it is the state of our mind and being. It is the crux of our spirituality. Because whatever is within our heart flows outwardly, either affecting or infecting every aspect of our lives. Continue reading “The Hardening of the Heart”
Mainstream science would have you believe that the heart’s main function is to pump blood. However, one of many scientific truths in the Bible tells us the heart is involved in thought, emotion, and personality.
According to the TODAY Show, “Psychologists once maintained that emotions were purely mental expressions generated by the brain alone. We now know that this is not true — emotions have as much to do with the heart and body as they do with the brain… we now know that the heart sends more information to the brain than the brain sends to the heart. And the brain responds to the heart in many important ways.”
So what does the Bible have to say about our hearts? And why is it so important? Continue reading “Two Hearts”
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”
Among the things I write about, by far my favorite subjects are those that deal with spiritual feelings. The past few weeks have been extremely transformative for me, spiritually. Not only transformative, but incomprehensibly revealing. God has showed me issues I was never aware of before, and has given me bite-size answers at such a slow, steady pace that it has been easy for me to digest.
Among those things, God has showed me that several of my previous articles have led up to this one. I have written about looking back on our past life, experiencing spiritual dryness, and having a trapped spirit. These revelations have led me to a lesson I personally consider to be absolutely amazing, at least in my own walk with God. So now I will write about being spiritually “Frozen”. Continue reading “Frozen”
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””
As Christians, we know all about our enemy, Satan. I think we are truly breaking out of the age where churches wouldn’t preach on the devil, or teach about how he affects our everyday lives and our very own minds. Nowadays, the devil’s tricks and plots against Christians have been exposed more than they ever have. This is amazing and a wonderful thing, as we desperately need awareness of who the enemy is. However, there is one big problem in all of this. Continue reading “Don’t Give the Devil Credit”
Claustrophobia is statistically one of the most common phobias in the world. Instinctively, as humans, we fear the inability to move or be free. There is a noticeable lack of freedom in tight spaces. In this confinement we become slaves to the lack of space, having no room to do anything. We feel crushed, squeezed, breathless, irritated, etc. We just feel trapped.
The same can be said spiritually speaking. Continue reading “Trapped Spirit”
We tend to acknowledge God when we’re doing good but forget He’s still present when we’re doing not so good. Continue reading “Hills and Valleys”
We’re all familiar with the bad things in life and the dark side of Satan. Everyone knows him as a liar, a cheater, a murderer, a thief. We think of him as this grotesque monster with horns and claws, because we know that is his true nature. However, what if when Satan presents himself to us, that’s not what he looks like at all? What would we do then? Continue reading “False Treasures”