Author: Julie Ganschow

Sanctification Is Not A Self-Improvement Project

It’s Not A Self-Improvement Project When contemplating change, I have found it is important to change for the right reasons. When talking with a person the other day, I learned she recently stopped eating sweets until Easter. She said that she thought it was the “Christian” thing to do. She thought God would bless her for her efforts, and that her life would be better as a result. I have found that a significant number of Christians approach progressive sanctification as a self-improvement project.  While there is certainly nothing wrong with giving up sweets, I do believe it is...

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I’ve Wasted So Much Time

I frequently see young moms’ hashtag the phrase “loving the little years” on social media and my heart rejoices when I do. If I had to do it all over again, I would care less about how clean my house was at the end of each day and spend more time under the kitchen table with my boys.

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Is Your Communication Seasoned with Salt or Salty?

If you realize you have negative characteristics in communication, resolve to work on the heart issues that are fueling them. Spend time in Scripture studying passages like Ephesians 4:29; James 1:19; Psalm 19:14; Proverbs 10:19; Proverbs 18:20 – 21. There are literally hundreds of verses in the Bible that address the various forms of communication and it is certain that you could use work in at least one of them.

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Is There Fear of Man in Your Life?

When you understand that you are a child of light, you desire to begin to walk worthy of this calling you have received from God, to be a light in a dark world. You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness (1 Thessalonians 5:5 NIV). Rest, dear friends! When you understand that you are a partaker of Christ and that you share in His life, your life has meaning- regardless of the opinions of others!

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