Probing Deeper into the Incarnation will remind you that before Mary placed baby Jesus in the manger, He existed in heaven with God the Father and God the Spirit. The Son of God became a man and gave up His own life out of His love for you—and to make it possible for you to love Him in return.
The Son proceeds from the Father like radiance from glory. Although one is distinct from the other, it is impossible for the one to exist without the other. There never was a time when glory existed without its radiance.
Even when it appears someone has achieved success overnight, it’s usually the result of persistence and perseverance. Whatever the task is, stay at it!
Are you the worrying type—fearful of the possibilities tomorrow may hold but also grieving mistakes of the past? As we stand at the beginning of a new year, we must admit that we can’t predict the future and we can’t change the past. Trying to do either is a waste of time and energy. Learn from Philippians 3 and Hebrews 12 how to keep your eyes focused on Jesus and run your race of faith today.
Paul boasted—at least until he met the Lord on a dusty road to Damascus. After that, all of his achievements he considered as “rubbish.”
Read Paul's words in Philippians 3:12-16 as a call for action…deliberate, immediate, and personal involvement.
There’s no quick trick to success. It’s through day-to-day living and working that we achieve our dreams and goals.
God has chosen to leave us on earth to proclaim the Good News to a lost and hurting world.
Unrealistic expectations are nothing more than the temptation to be perfect and to expect it from others. Rather than looking at what isn’t done perfectly, focus instead on what has been accomplished.