This is an excellent article on avoiding both a loose conception of sin and the tendency to become legalistic. That is accomplished through a biblical understanding of the conscience and the place of repentance in the believer’s life. From blogger and author Frank Viola……….
“What is Christian contentment? I would define it as a settled condition of peacefulness and happiness in whatever God has willed to be our portion. It is an act of faith, of trust in the sovereignty of God and in His essential goodness for us. It is a cheerful resignation to God’s superior wisdom, His higher plans and purposes. It rests entirely on God’s character and promises.” From Two Journeys……………
This article argues that there is a life pathway of shalom that should be a goal for every believer. From Bible Gateway Blog………………….
Self-control is one of the fruits of the Spirit, so this article focuses on the hallmarks of someone with self-control. From Crosswalk.com…….
There are some interesting insights to be found in this article. From Crosswalk.com……….
|God is waiting for you. God is not pushy—for now, in any case. He is not going to overwhelm you if you don’t want Him. He gives you the power to put Him out of your mind. And even if you want Him, you have to seek Him. Now, I realize that there is a sense in which He is already seeking you, and I am not trying to dispose of that, but we misunderstand what is our part and what is God’s part. God is ready to act. He is acting. We are not waiting on Him; and if it doesn’t hurt your theology too badly, He is waiting on us to respond.From The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship. Copyright © 2006 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers|
That phrase, “stand in the gap,” occurs in the Book of Ezekiel, but the idea behind it is scattered throughout Scripture. From Crosswalk.com………
An exhortation is a call to some sort of action or mindset, and the Bible has a number of exhortations we should take note of. From Crosswalk.com……..
This article serves as a good reminder that even if we feel like God is silent, He is not missing! From Crosswalk.com…………………
This article does a fine job of advocating for why a believer should learn to trust God. We really cannot do a better job of living in total control of our lives, as we are designed to be dependent on our Maker. From RickThomas.net………..