Christians are unwise when they remain out of touch and live in secrecy. Being responsible includes being accountable, not just to God but also to one another. If carried out in the power and under the control of the Holy Spirit, accountability can be one of the most secure and reassuring facets of our Christian experience.
We can live a few weeks without food, a few days without water, but we can’t live long without hope.
The world’s idea of success is fortune, fame, and power. But the forgotten side of success is lasting satisfaction, contentment, and peace found through helping others. People remain the essential ingredient in life.
Defiance affects everyone, no matter your age. And it traps you in your selfishness, stubbornness, indifference, resistance, and contempt. Why not get rid defiance and live according to God’s Word. “Good understanding produces favor, but the way of the treacherous is hard,” (Proverbs 13:15 NASB).
Parents who detect foolishness early and deal with it firmly will grace the world with wise children.
Death is inevitable, and once you’re in its grip there is no escape. he good news is those in Christ don’t need to fear death because it ushers us into the presence of God.
In Hebrew the word “integrity” means an unimpaired condition. Another word is “solid.” A person with integrity is not divided or devious.
While you can’t always control what happens, you can control your response. Your choice of attitude is the single most significant decision you can make on a daily basis. Positive responses develop patience, perseverance, and self-control.
It’s in God’s refining fires that the authenticity of our faith is revealed. The purpose of these fiery ordeals is we come forth as purified gold, a likeness of Jesus.
Friends are essential. They provide comfort, encouragement, and strength.