“Live Your Truth.” Have you heard this trendy advice? It’s a simple way of saying that personal opinions are non-negotiable. I may not be right, but I’m being real to myself. This is definitely a trend. But is it truth?
Our freedom in Christ allows us to live fruitful lives. When we decide to follow the Holy Spirit steadily, day in and day out, we are bound to reap a harvest that blesses us not only but also allows us the opportunity and strength to carry someone else’s burden.
We often think that we have to do more and be more to be in the family of Christ; However, true freedom in Christ is found when we can rest in the fact that all we need is Jesus and the cross.
Many things get in the way between God and us. Sometimes people’s disapproval, wrong beliefs, or even our past can keep us away from God. Paul tells the church in Galatia (and us) that through Christ, God has rescued us, that we may seek him and live in his purpose for our lives.
Are you nervous about returning to past relationships due to hurts and offenses? It can be painful, but Jesus teaches us how to love, and he risked it all for us so that we may be in community together. Whoever loves God must risk it for one another.
Loneliness is so rampant because we have a pathological avoidance of conflict. The first step in dealing with conflict is not to avoid it, but instead to lean in and confess our imperfections.
If you are alone, you can’t fully experience everything God has for you. We are saved by Christ alone; we are not saved to be alone. Our faith becomes stronger when we are with other people.
Most people operate from a scarcity mindset, where it always feels like it’s never enough. However, what if we shift our hearts to operate under the abundance mindset where there is always enough?
We want to share the life God has for us, but we must be willing to reject our own comfort. It’s not easy, and it sure isn’t comfortable. How do we become bolder about sharing Jesus?
We live in a lost and wounded world, but what does that mean for us? As Christians, we should be known for our love. It’s time to shift our faith from an inward faith to an outward faith.