Reading Time: 5 minutes Accountability groups and partners are not magic pills. While accountability plays a crucial role in personal growth and holiness, there are many accountability pitfalls. Here are five ways accountability often goes bad.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Do we put God in a box? It seems like a silly question. How can we put the Eternal Creator in a box? It is impossible as God rules over all things. He existed before anything in the universe was formed. Yet in some ways, this is exactly what we attempt when our will clash with God’s.
Reading Time: 5 minutes We are conformed into His image and the reality of God is expressed. We can limit God to just task orientation when God wants to lead us into His reality. As we learn to quiet ourselves and fellowship in the Spirit, awareness of the burdens of others will come into focus.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Living in isolation not only rejects God’s ownership over our lives but also denies our fundamental human hardwiring. We must continue to pursue a friendship with others, but not begrudgingly or in fear. Rather, we pursue a friendship with joy because there is practical help offered to us in the Scriptures, divine grace available for our specific struggles, and beautiful blessings to experience when biblical friendship is realized.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Shame makes you believe you are bad. Shame goes beyond actions, and identifies someone. The fear it creates is that someone will see me for who I really am, or at least who I believe I am. It is this fear of exposure, even makes shame so difficult to carry. Here are 3 freeing words for those who feel shame.
Reading Time: 3 minutes We may not always know beforehand what directions will give God the most glory. And we can also be confident that no matter what decision we make, God will glorify himself through it. So how can God get more glory out of us?
Reading Time: 6 minutes The Lions roar is fierce and magnificent. It can be heard up to five miles away! Their roar scares potential intruders and communicates who the boss. We have a roar within us too. Depending on where it comes from, the new man or the old man determines its life-giving or destructive effects. Anger is a strong emotion that can be very difficult to control, what is the secret in taming this beast?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Have you ever held a job that you absolutely dreaded going to? Has there ever been a certain task that you had to complete as part of that job that made you want to resign? What about outside of the workplace, in your Christian life? Has God ever asked you to do something that you dreaded? Or, is there one thing lurking that if God asked you to do, you would be inclined to say no and run far away?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Why do we wear masks around other people? Why are we afraid to be who God calls us to be? God doesn’t call us to keep it 100. God calls us to do what he wants us to do to further His Kingdom. We have to be all in.
Reading Time: 4 minutes 2 Timothy 2:22 verse is probably one of the most concise bits of advice reminding us how we should engage in fighting lust. Commit it to memory. Chew on this verse daily. Let your mind marinate in it, for in it lies three Biblical strategies for fighting lust.