Being Intentional [part III]

It’s easy to get so busy doing things for God that we neglect spending time WITH Him. Being intentional with our time is vital—everything we do as believers should rest on the foundation of our relationship with God and the guidance He gives us in His Word. Many times I’ve let myself get too busy, struggling in my own strength trying to accomplish everything. And … Continue reading Being Intentional [part III]

What Does It Mean to ‘Abide’ in Christ?

Happy Wednesday! Halfway through the week and I’ve still been reflecting heavily on Sunday’s message—Remain. How do we remain over the course of time? To ‘remain’ [or abide] is to stay, to hang-out, to be steadfast. There’s a strength that comes from remaining. If we dip in and out of faith, dependent on life’s circumstances, we will not have a house to withstand the weather … Continue reading What Does It Mean to ‘Abide’ in Christ?

Finding joy in your trial

Trials are designed for you. They’re chosen by God specifically to grow you. So choose joy, respond in joy, be internally thankful for varied trials. For James 1:2 says “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds”. These trials can be an internal or external pressure, a financial problem, a physical illness, a disappointment, a criticism, fear or … Continue reading Finding joy in your trial