When we’re reproved we feel defensive. We want to protect ourselves. But what if instead we committed ourselves to becoming like Christ? When conformity to Christ becomes our goal we welcome reproof.
If you’ve been a Christian for a while, you’ve probably found yourself skimming over certain verses that you’ve read many times before. Chuck Swindoll reminds us that there’s always something new to learn from every passage of Scripture.
While it’s true that physical maturity comes with age that’s not true of spiritual growth. In fact, without intentional effort many older Christians become like a shallow pond a mile wide and an inch deep!
One of the benefits of having a married partner in life is you have someone who will rescue you. Not to enable one another, but a genuine and wise rescue, where if you didn’t have your partner to take you in another direction, you would deeply regret your actions.
Walking by faith is risky, and the greater the risk the greater our need to trust God. When we trust the Lord we discover how reliable and trustworthy He is.
For all you parents worrying about your kids at summer camp, take heart—this letter is fictitious. But sometimes we’re not unlike Scoutmaster Walt—when we don’t follow God’s instruction manual we lose our way.
When attitudes need to be put in check, tough love is required. Parenting is challenging, but it’s also the most rewarding and gratifying job you’ll ever have.
Whether expected or not, crossroads are always life changing. In those uncertain times be sure of this: God is ultimately and uniquely trustworthy.
In the midst of catastrophe your priorities change. You find the things once important to you are now insignificant. And you become more sensitive to God—you learn to trust Him like never before.
God wants you to hold everything loosely, except His hand. You never know what the future will bring—or take away—but whatever happens, God wants you to trust Him completely.