As Christians, as followers of Christ, we are called to love people. I believe it’s our first calling; we should love totally and with no conditions. How should we love each other? How should we show this love?
We hope people don’t notice and we try to continue in a game of “pretending”. We feel uncomfortable if anyone asks us of how we are doing spiritually, because we'd rather stay “pretending” and live our lives with a “little” sin. I mean come on, no one is perfect!
So it was summer 1998, I was probably 14 years old, crazy, full of energy, and on my way to one of the best water parks in the nation. When we got there I notice the "big dive", a 20ft-high jump into the 20ft-deep pool. No one in my family wanted to try it, but me. You see, since I was small I wanted to try crazy things. I was very young and full of life, that's what teenagers do, right?
Is a champion still a champion if he cheats? Are believers of Jesus still righteous if they don’t live it out? Let’s make it our aim to please God in all things, regardless of our circumstance, knowing that we serve and live for the King of Kings and Lord over everything.
God has great purpose for those who are in this world but remain detached from it. He came into our hearts to be the shining church, if we walk among darkness we should be light, if our acquaintances are bad, bring them on track, if lies surround you, then speak the truth.
Overall, the maturity of a person is the high point of intellectual and emotional development, it’s a constant process. Likewise, the spiritual aspect involves a process of maturity, it starts with accepting Jesus Christ and involves several stages to get us to fully live by Him and for Him.
We believe in a God who has mercy for those who hope in Him and especially for those who practice mercy themselves. God provides forgiveness and mercy for a grieved and humble heart before His presence.
There are many people (even people like you!) who have issues with anxiety. They worry too much about the problems that surround them in life. How awesome is it to know that we have the cure for anxiety?
In our walk with Jesus many storms will come to our lives. These storms can have a great impact to us: they will either make us trust God more and bring us closer to Him, or make us doubt, have fear and turn away from Him. Ever thought that the storm is so big that you can't beat it?
Many times when we make a mistake and fail God, we tend to stay away from him. We feel so bad about ourselves and failing God, that we do not want to have anything to do with Him. We don't pray, don't want to read the Bible, sometimes we don't want to go to church...
I have never read about nor have I experienced a time where you are able to search for things as easily as you can nowadays. Today we enjoy a lot of technology, science, inventions, just as the Bible prophesied in the book of Daniel...