The point behind this article is to exhort younger Christians to lean into Jesus and the sanctification provided by the Holy Spirit now and not to wait until someday in the future when a person becomes “spiritually mature.” Taking steps to grow now is the only way to see those efforts bring about a stronger and more vital faith. From blogger Glenna Marshall………………….
Do you know the answer to this question? This article will help if you don’t! From Crosswalk.com………
This article argues that it is very important for every believer to get God’s Word deep into their hearts and minds, because it is the linchpin for the hundreds of daily decisions we face, as well as supporting a mindset to allow us to respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. From Logos.com…………………
There are some good ideas to chew on in this article. From StandtoReason.org…….
Path of Liberation Through the Disciplines
Experimental, prayerful implementation of solitude, silence, fasting—and other appropriate practices, such as service, fellowship, worship, and study (there is no such thing as a complete list of spiritual disciplines)—will certainly liberate us into the riches of Kingdom living. They are the key to the keys. We do not have to live under the thumb of our circumstances. For most, it is a considerable test of faith to take control of how they spend their time. But that is up to us. And putting time-tested, biblical disciplines for the spiritual life into sensible practice will soon lead us into an abundance of the life that is eternal in quality and power.
From The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship. Copyright © 2006 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
This is a really important and overall encouraging article. As I have mentioned in previous posts, a key to living a life of peace and usefulness to God is the ability to trust Jesus in all situations…but especially when you can’t see why God is doing something in your life. From Randy Alcorn and Eternal Perspectives Ministries…………….
This is an encouraging and practical article on how to disciple — provide direction and guidance — to someone struggling with anxiety and depression. Since most of us have faced these struggles ourselves, or know someone who is close to them with depression and anxiety, this piece describes four steps to wholeness and growth in Christ. And these steps are described from both the discipler’s point of view as well as the disciple’s. From MentalHealthGraceAlliance.org…………..
This is the wrap-up to this fine series of articles on the Beatitudes. “We are to remember what to expect, we are to remember how to respond and we are to remember our purpose and function in the world. So, be salty and shine!” From PlaceforTruth.org……………………….
This article does a superb job of outlining the truth that anyone who has walked with Christ for a while has discovered — that most of our growth occurs in the midst of and after times of suffering and trials. From author Pierce Taylor Hibbs……………..
Most of us believers can define a lot of actions and situations as either sinful or not sinful. But that leaves a whole lot of gray areas in life. This article discusses the questions we should always answer when considering an action or response for the gray areas. From The Gospel Coalition……………………………….