How’s everyone doing? We’re into our third week now which is often about the time we get bored or discouraged and think about pitching the whole works.
Working on a spiritual goal is like working out at the gym with a guy standing next to you saying, Look at you. You’re a slob. Why not just give up right now and get it over with? On the way home you can stop and get a donut. The truth is, we have an […]
Do you ever get discouraged when you work on a New Year’s resolution? It’s easy to give up because we feel like we’ll never change. We’re not the only ones who struggle with this. If we look at the letters Paul wrote to believers in the Bible, we can see that they struggled with the same sins […]
Hi Everyone, I originally wrote this workshop plan in conjunction with a New Year’s Resolution study. The workshop is meant to help you develop the habit of the renewing of the mind. Before you get started on this week one plan, you’ll want to read the following posts so it all makes sense: New Year’s […]
I just finished listening to a wonderful true story of God healing a World War II vet who had been obsessed with revenge, addicted to alcohol, and indulgent with pornography. The minute He was saved, God took away his desire for all three of those things.
I used to be a firm believer in the power of New Year’s resolutions. Each New Year’s Day I’d get out my little notebook, divide it into categories (family, spiritual, physical, etc.), write out my New Year’s resolutions, and then sit back and wait for the new and improved me to miraculously appear. Each year, […]
Sometimes I wonder if God wants me to keep blogging because it’s so hard on my relationship with Him. The temptations to worship things other than Him are overwhelming. I was wondering about that this morning so I turned to James for help. Usually James 1:2 is translated, “Count it all joy when you encounter […]
Have you ever had something you knew God wanted you to do, but you didn’t feel like you could do it? Or maybe you could do it, but you didn’t want to do it? I was having my own struggles with this the other day, so I decided to look into the Bible for help. […]
Do you ever get discouraged with your blog or ministry? Does it sometimes seem like a thankless pursuit? Lots of work and little reward? If so, I hope this Bible study will encourage you. When ministry is hard, it helps to get a biblical perspective. Ministry Bible Study 1. Read Mark 10:17-22. How did Jesus respond […]
Don’t you hate it when everyone around you is on their fourth piece of pizza, and you’re sitting there with a salad on your plate? Somehow, it seems unfair. If they get four pieces of pizza, we should get four pieces of pizza. So we sit there feeling deprived until we can’t stand it any longer. […]