Life Application (Page 18)
I know as I matured as a new Christian I felt really convicted to turn from some of the activities I was involved in. I was really scared and found it extremely difficult and alienating because I thought I was going to miss out on some things many other people seemed to enjoy. However, by taking…
Why is it that we can feel so stressed and burdened at times? Why do we feel as if our worlds are falling around us? Why can we feel so lost and despondent, wondering what we have to do to attain the peace that Jesus has promised us?
Romans 1:12 “I’m eager to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours. In this way each of us will be a blessing to the other.” Have you ever had the sincere intention of changing something in your life yet have failed to turn it into reality? Looking back over my past, I’ve found myself getting frustrated with all the ‘good intentions’ I’ve…
The ambulance and police officers had covered his body with a white sheet, but underneath I could clearly see the outline of a young man whose life had suddenly come to an end. The road was completely blocked off.
We all make mistakes, so we need to be patient with each other when we slip up, encouraging one another to learn from our mistakes.
Confrontation is a part of any healthy relationship. However we must first look at ourselves first before we confront someone else. Also confrontation should always be done with the attitude of the other person’s benefit, not with an attitude of condemnation.
Just like Christ first did for us, we should be prepared to love others out of service to them, not expecting anything in return.
Relationships form the basis of how we live. Having appropriate relationships that encourage our commitment to Christ and our obedience to Him in our lives is critical, in particular those we choose to marry.