The wise men were prepared for Christ; they watched for Him, and they waited for Him. So when He came, they were ready.
Divine Identity, God’s Love, and Spiritual Growth
As important, desirable, and exciting as our identities and pursuits are, we need to remember one thing – all of it is secondary to our divine identity as children of God. When the greatest love we have in our lives is for God, then our identity as children of God will be at the forefront of our minds.
Giving Service to God Generously
When we serve God, we are working to build His kingdom and gather His children. Serving others and serving God are some of the best things we can do in our lives.
Choosing the Best Direction to God
On our path of life, we all take different routes to our destination – and sometimes those paths differ because of who we’re listening to.
Spiritual Protection and the Holy Spirit
Jesus Christ promised us that the Holy Spirit would be with us, and we can trust in that promise.
Choosing to Be a Modern Pioneer for Christ
Each of us has individual trails that we have to walk. Those trails are challenging, painful, and even scary at times. But we don’t walk them alone. We need a new generation of pioneers – pioneers who rely on Christ as they build bridges of compassion and work toward a unified community.
Spiritual Boosts to Carry You Forward
The fact is, we all need spiritual boosts once in a while. A solid reminder that the efforts we’re making are worthwhile. That we aren’t expected to be perfect in our efforts, we just need to make the efforts. That when we’re broken – as we ALL are, in one way or another – we have someone who can heal us, put us back together.
Thy Work, My Work
We’ve been blessed with the kingdom of God. And with that blessing comes the responsibility of caring for and growing the kingdom. The work of God is not for God to do alone; He brings us into it. It becomes our own. Our greatest gift and blessing is to be one with God in His work.
Christ-like Lessons I’ve Learned From Fathers
Father’s Day is always special to me because it inevitably reminds me of my Father in Heaven. Our fathers are asked to fulfill a holy capacity on earth by representing fatherhood to God’s children and showing them, to the best of their ability, who God is and what our relationships with Him should look like.
Christ-like Lessons I’ve Learned From Mothers
Christ is our perfect example in all things. Our goal is to become more like Him, and that means learning a lot while we’re here on earth. But learning to be like Christ by only reading the scriptures will only get you so far. We also need to learn of Christ in our day-to-day lives, which means looking for Christ in those around us. Mothers are probably the best examples of this. We spend so much time around them while we’re young and their examples (along with our fathers’ examples) make the greatest impact on us.