You guys… I miss Faith Fridays! I love sharing resources, thought provoking passages, scriptures, sermons, and everything else with you all! So I wanted to share with you what I’ve been soaking up this week. One of the sermons below was talking about how we are like a sponge, the things we soak up and penetrate us most deeply are the things that we are going to push out when we are squeezed. I loved that.
This week I have been soaking up the goodness of our Lord more and more. I’ve done a lot of soul searching and really examining my faith. Making sure I am right with Him, I am making wise decisions, and just finding a rhythm of grace. Below are the sermons I watched, some passages and verses I have read, some thoughts that came from my self examiniations, and some of the things I shared on social media.
I hope and I pray that these messages speak to you and that they, too, help bring you closer to our Lord who is so good and loves you so much. I hope to see Him doing amazing things throughout all of your lifes!
Just as I was needing this, there it is. Verse of the day! Coincidence? Not a chance. #bible #scripture #strong
Where Are You?
Am I a stronger Christian today than I was a year ago? Do I pray more frequently today than I did earlier in my Christian walk? Do I share my faith more frequently now than I did earlier in my walk with God? Do I know more about God today than I did earlier in my walk with God? Do I use my spiritual gifts in the church? If you answered no to any of those questions, it may be time to examine your spiritual maturity.
Did you know that around 73% of people claim Christianity as their religion, but less than 10% actively share the Gospel? Not bring people to Christ, simply share the good news of the Gospel. Why? We look around and it is clear to see that we have let ourselves become comfortable in our faith. The gray area between what is sinful and what is not sin has become wider and wider. As Christians, we have allowed that line to blur more and more. We have become afraid of sharing where we stand in fear that we may be called out. We have let the “politically correct” mindset of this country creep into our lives.
So what can we do about it? It starts with you.
Imagine if every single one of those 80% started growing in their relationship with our Lord. If we started utilizing the best resource to guide us, feed us, and help us grow spiritually: God’s word. If we regularly asked ourselves these questions above and really spent some time examining where we are in our spiritually growth every year. We make time for so many other priorities in our lives, but yet we can’t find fifteen minutes we really need to spend time growing and enjoying our spiritual food. We work so hard for so many other things in life, but yet we neglect our relationship with the Lord, the most important relationship in our lives.
So today, I ask you. Where are you? What are you doing today to feed your spiritual growth?
Sermon “Where Are You?”: http://bit.ly/1vGVN2m
The Rhythms of Grace
The Best Yes with Lysa TerKeurst
Doing Big Things for God
We all want to do big things in this life. In our faith, we want to do big things for God. But in order to do those big things, we must be faithful and obedient today for tomorrow. In order to establish a path of wisdom and faithfulness in our lives, we must start with the little things. After all, how can God give us the big things if we can’t even commit to the little things?
John 4:15-16 Jesus tells us “If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you.” So we are commanded to be obedient in our faith, but the most awesome part is that we aren’t alone. We have the gift of the Holy Spirit with us. To help us, comfort us, guide us, and ultimately give us wisdom in our lives. Let’s all seek a life full of wisdom and let’s start today with the little things. Soon we will all see God moving and doing big things in our lives!
#Struggles – Part 1 Contentment
So much truth especially in this social media world we live in!