Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up.
It’s not a matter of talking about salt and light nearly as much as actually being salt and light. It’s a lifestyle that forgoes condemning and criticizing the world and chooses to bless it instead.
Most likely you’re aware of a modern criticism levied at the Bible claiming that it’s no longer relevant or practical for us today.
What I’m counting on here is not the dream—it’s the faithfulness of God.
by Connally Gilliam and Paula Rinehart, authors of And Yet, Undaunted
Every heart comes up to this fork in the road, many times.
Einstein loved music and frequently performed in public. . . Yet his love for music was linked with a sense that certain composers were tuning in to something deeper about our world.
Things like good health and strong relationships are gifts from God, and we honor him by stewarding them well. Yet if they become the focus of our lives, we are in danger of missing our calling.
Doubt and disillusionment are the last of all reasons to abandon your faith. If you weather them with God—and with others—you discover the unexpected gratitude Charles Spurgeon wrote about.
In hopes of encouraging you on your own journey, below are five big life lessons that were seared into my brain thanks to the trial and blessing that was high school.
You can imagine the Lord speaking your name, saying “I love you so much.” Instinctively, you reply, “Thank you, Lord.” The conversation has begun.