What is the purpose of having faith when we feel the wind blowing in our sails? When we see the sun shining on us, and we find goodness and blessings along our way, ready to be picked up and enjoyed? Can we actually speak of “faith” in these moments? Isn’t rather that faith when we “against all hope, in hope believe”?
Anyone having trust issues with God or living in fear of punishment and abandonment will also have a very poor relationship with Him. Read here to find out why that is and how to deepen your relationship with God.
Quality time with God is one of the most challenged spiritual disciplines. For His children it should be the most natural thing to sit on His lap and chat with Him. Unfortunately for us, we are so tuned to be active, get things done, work our to-do list, that we have become incapable to unwind and be calm.
If waiting upon the LORD renews our strength, then why on earth do we keep running ahead of Him? We cannot stand unanswered prayer for too long, and since we like being in control, we take matters into our own hands. Maybe we give it a religious labelling (“I’m stepping out in faith”); while really we are fed up with waiting on God and try to push Him to start moving.
God does not want us to rely on our own wisdom or human understanding of handling situations. When we are confronted with tough situations, we need to turn to Him to either lead us out or lead us through.
Feeling challenged? I do. Only if we are kind to those who treat us unjustly, with contempt, take advantage of us, betray us, gossip and spread lies about us, will we truly reflect our dear Father in Heaven. Read more...
Radical transformation is possible with God and he often turns around dead-end situations, and creates something new and beautiful. But we need to let go of our past sins and failures.