Guided by God’s Wisdom

Seeking after my own interests begins when I mistrust God's wisdom and guidance. This is what I have come to understand about my own personal sinful nature. When I give over to choose my own will over God's I am essentially mistrusting him and trusting in my own self motivations. Such idea has become quite absurd since I have come to understand the basic teachings of scripture: God's will and care for my life is in his best interest.

It Took Bold Courage and Faith

Acceptance means simply admitting there are things I am not able to change. Accepting them puts an end to my futile struggles and freed my thoughts and energy to work on those things that I am capable of changing. Surrender means relinquishing our self-will and accept my Heavenly Father's will and His help.

Renewed by Fresh Faith

Faith in Jesus Christ helps me to focus on my relationship with God with more confidence and expectations. For those who have lost their faith, or who have always had to struggle along without it, it is often helpful just to accept the reality of our need for Jesus. This does not mean we need to be convinced or believe in all that Scripture teaches. All we need to commit ourselves over is the willingness to believe and trust in God. Gradually will our awareness of God's grace will empower us to move from faith to faith.

True Humility Leads to Spiritual Growth

True humility does not mean meek surrender to an ugly, destructive way of life. It means I surrender to God's will, which is quite a different thing. Humility prepares me for the realization of God's will for me. It shows me the benefits I gain from doing away with self-will.

Be Mindful in Your Prayer For He Knows What You Need

As I grow spiritually, true and mindful prayer becomes my confession of absolute dependence on my Heavenly Father. It is a vital contact with Him on a day-to-day basis in order to experience His presence from moment-to-moment. It is when I fully commit to mindful and meditative prayer where I truly find peace, receive personal revelation, wisdom and counsel to apply to those problems and difficulties I face.

Let us keep to the point for making a spiritual impact

as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. ~ Philippians 1:20, ESV ~ Turning to Jesus Christ may be a last resort for those of us seeking spiritual transformation: because … Continue reading Let us keep to the point for making a spiritual impact

Going forward without full knowledge requires faith

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. ~ Hebrews 11:8, ESV ~ Obedience to God's will and purpose requires that we "go out" into a place where there seems to be no … Continue reading Going forward without full knowledge requires faith

Authentic Trust in the Christian Life

There is severe discipline for him who forsakes the way;    whoever hates reproof will die. ~ Proverbs 15:10, ESV ~ It is difficult to accept the truth. We want to accept our present circumstances with the idea it is just the way it is. We justify our ongoing behaviors, our reasons for wanting to continue with life, … Continue reading Authentic Trust in the Christian Life

This is the Time to Begin Your Personal Journey

Our Heavenly Father shows grace, mercy, and compassion toward us. Through the gift of the Holy Spirit, He guides us. Through prayer and meditation, we receive personal revelation to help convict us and draw us closer to our promised land of peace and bounty. Through meditation upon the scriptures, we find inspiring examples of how God intervenes and moves people through their darkest and most trying moments of human experience. We find how God restores people who have been brought down to nothing and left in ruins.

The first step is honesty

If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. ~ 1 John 1:6, ESV ~ We convince ourselves that by shutting the door to the reality of our past experiences - we believe ourselves ready to begin a life of living honestly and … Continue reading The first step is honesty

A Very Revolutionary Act

..."Do whatever he tells you." ~ John 2:5, ESV ~ One of the most difficult acts of human experience is to surrender our very own will and lives over to God. This is a most revolutionary act. Yet, we are constantly told to learn how to control ourselves. Manage our attitudes and behaviors. Think things through. Never to … Continue reading A Very Revolutionary Act