Do you know what affairs of the heart are? Do you know how they start? How does a sincere Christian sometimes end up there? What can you do to avoid them?
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How do you fill your life jar with the right rocks in the right order? There are principles and action steps that help you live more effectively. You have a loving Parent who will train you. Your jar matters!
One of my favorite verses is “Here am I, and the children God has given me.” (Heb.2:13b) Jesus says this about you! He gives Himself to you as a loving Parent. He wants you in His family . . . a humbling reality and comforting thought.
Jesus stands before God and says to Him (as He stands beside you) “Here am I, and the child You have given me.” And He’s proud of who He created you to be!
What does it look like to work with diverse people to touch a world for Christ? How do you effectively set aside differences? How do people who are so un-similar work together for common goals?
Your “differentness” is God’s idea. His plan. He made you different than any other person – with a unique personality, individual skill sets, custom-designed passions, very specific purposes.
And it pleased Him.
Your differentness is intended to enhance unity, not create division Read More …
A noble person engages in specific behaviors. It doesn’t matter if they want to. Or if it’s convenient. They simply choose to do what should be done. Daily life for a person aiming for noble character becomes proof they have decided to operate on principles that last. Principles that form a foundation. Principles that are pleasing to God. Because they engage life at this level, they also develop some impressive rock-solid character qualities.
What does noble character look like? Here is a List of 12 Excellent Qualities:
Something special happened recently –
“It’s raining again! We wait and watch. Pray. It’s just not happening. The spring is too wet – so much rain. Scheduling a pocket to plant between rains is tricky. Every step in soggy, tilled soil leaves a footprint 6 inches deep. NOT the right conditions to plant a vegetable garden. It barely dries out and BAM! – more rain.
I experience keen awareness of community farmers and pray for them. For the weather. For the crops. And I pray for our own garden. Still, we wait.