We want open discussion until someone's opinion differs. Then we form a wall around our heart. So how do we break this cycle and empower each other instead? We practice the element of 'platinum faith' that responds instead of reacts.
“Rest in Peace” first appeared in the original Latin translation in 1613, and then in English in 1681. The traditional use of “Rest in Peace” was etched onto gravestones, and then became incorporated into many funeral services. Its beginnings are rooted in a prayerful tone rooted in the biblical truth that promises the soul of the deceased will be reunited with Christ in heaven.
True repentance goes beyond merely saying you’re sorry for something. Indeed, true repentance results in changed behavior and attitude. When Christians sin, the Holy Spirit convicts the Christian, bringing remorse or “godly sorrow” for the act(s) they performed. Here are the steps to take for true biblical repentance.
You’ve had an idea for a long time of something you would really like to do. It tugs at the back of your mind in quiet moments when you’re driving, jogging, cooking, walking, gardening, or waking up in the morning. But you’re not sure if it's something God wants you to do. How can you know without a doubt that God will be on this big adventure with you?
As we stack these systems next to one another we see three very distinct worldviews emerge: Paganism’s belief in the supernatural outside of Christianity, Atheism’s belief in no supernatural whatsoever, and Agnosticism’s assertion that we have no way to know one way or the other.
On the streets, I was shaken. There was so much pain, so much wrong with what I was witnessing. Yet, the homeless were kind to me. The same people who slept on cardboard, smelled of urine, and dumpster-dived for food, knew I need to be shepherded. I was an innocent lamb in their world.
When Cory Abury describes God as 'reckless' in his beautiful worship song, it is a poem from the heart, not the dictionary (or a negative) definition. Here are four beautiful examples of how reckless love is offered throughout the Bible.
Though many articles have been written on how to know when God is closing a door, there are times when we must ask ourselves, “Is this open door really from God?” Here are seven reason to NOT walk through an open door.
Many times self-deprecation comes from pride covering pain, or a life overwhelmed with hurt. When you minimize what God values, you miss out on experiencing the fullness of God’s value for his creation.