A Practical Atheist is someone who says they believe in God, but then doesn’t live like He exists. Regular Believers LIVE like they BELIEVE God Exists!
As we celebrate Mother's Day, we are reminded that a baby changes everything. The question is… Are you making room for THE BABY that changed everything? After all HE came with NOTHING to give us EVERYTHING!
"DOING God's will ALWAYS precludes KNOWING God's will"
The heart of the human problem is the heart of the human! God's treatment for this problem came in twenty-six words! They begin with GOD and end with LIFE - all because of LOVE! At the heart of those words we find one - LOVE - which can only be defined as CRAZY!
FEAR seems to naturally be the DEFAULT reaction to THREATS in our lives. FEAR has plagued our lives with its Oversized and Rude alternatives. Just imagine your life – completely and wholly untouched by this angst called FEAR. What if… FAITH – not FEAR – was your Reaction to these every day THREATS? What if you had the heart and courage to face life's Hurts - Habits and Hang-ups and you actually could begin living your life FEARLESS?
Suffering is a part of everyone's life. Some suffering is the direct result of our sin - some happens because of our own foolishness. However... some suffering comes as a result of living according to how God has CALLED you to live! 1 Peter 2:20-21 affirms this... "...But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it - this is commendable before God. To this you were CALLED - because Christ suffered for you - leaving you an example - that you should follow in His steps."
Matthew 10:39 tells us... "Whoever finds his life will lose it - and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it!" Is Jesus really worth someone losing EVERYTHING for? It's time that you truly understand the real meaning and cost to... GET RICH or DIE TRYIN'! It's time you ask yourself today... "WHAT IS JESUS 'WORTH' TO YOU?"
Raising the temperature of water for one extra degree means the difference between something that is simply very hot and something that generates enough force to power a machine - this 'idea' is an uncomplicated metaphor that ideally should feed our every endeavor - consistently pushing us to make the extra effort in every task we undertake. It reminds us that seemingly small things can make a difference! What's your temperature for JESUS running at right now?