Which brother are we like?
Cain, who proudly thought he was good enough to approach God on his own merits or,
Abel, who realized his great need and humbly brought the sacrifice that God required.
His advice was an attempt to express his concern for his sister in the Lord. Sadly, by reverting to using a forceful manner, instead of trusting the Lord to help her make choices, he was depending on his own skills of persuasion.Read More
If you are struggling with pride, your flesh will fight against these changes. You should be prepared for a sustained battle against “self.” On the surface, the flesh appears to have the advantage. Pride, like other sins, is sneaky; it hides in unsearchable places and has built up impenetrable kingdoms in which to hide. These heart battles need persistence and violent warfare. You must never forget that these are spiritual battles, and you have a mighty advocate—the Lord Jesus Christ—on your side.Read More
So, today I am celebrating this anniversary instead of grieving. I am celebrating the goodness of God in my life, and the beauty of heart change for life change. But most of all, I am celebrating the many ways that God has used a botched surgery to make me more like His precious Son. Only the God of the universe could take something that the world sees as a mistake, and turn it into a glorious tool to transform a heart. Hallelujah! What a transformation! What a Savior!Read More
Scripture tells us God holds a meek and humble spirit in high regard (1 Peter 3:4). This doesn’t mean when you are unjustly accused or assaulted you sacrifice your rights to your accuser; you can and should seek justice. As you are doing so, accept God’s dealings with you as good. Don’t resist Him or fight against Him, and be satisfied with the outcome.Read More
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