For most of us, showing up at church has become more of a task than an opportunity to spend time with God. But when we realize how to refresh our time with God, we can take advantage of the chance we have to show up regularly, repeatedly, and engaged.
There's a difference between being religious and being a life changed by Christ—and it comes from being born again. We celebrated 151 people who went public with their decision to put their trust in Jesus this weekend!
It can be hard to find the time to even speak to our neighbors, much less love them. But when we learn to slow down and allow ourselves to be interrupted, we create an opportunity to be a good neighbor just by being home.
When we hear the command to love God and love people, it sounds easy. Love those who love us, who are easy to love, who deserve our love. But what if the call to love our neighbor wasn't just a nice idea...but a way of life?
In our lowest moments, it can be hard to see God's providence. But when we choose to trust God's heart even when we can't see his hand, we give ourselves the opportunity to come out of those moments better than we were before. Are you willing to learn from the lows?
It’s hard to believe God has a plan when our lives are spiraling out of control or we’ve hit rock bottom. But what if he uses our circumstances to fuel a sense of purpose and passion for us in the future? Furthermore, what if God has placed us in a unique position to spark purpose and hope in someone else’s life, to change the trajectory of their future?
When we're in the space between what we hope God will do and what he actually does, it can be easy to fall into fear and anxiety. But our God has a plan–and the meantime is when we can lean on what we know is true about his plan for us.