God gave us agency hoping that we’d use it to follow Him and obey His laws. If we want to follow God, then we need to choose to be obedient to His will.
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.
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.
What do we do when we’re faced with situations that challenge us to do things we wouldn’t normally do? How do we hold our ground?
There are little things that you can do – or might already be doing – that will bring you closer to God, especially when you feel like you don’t measure up or you need to be better.
What mercies have you seen this year? Let’s look for the good together and share that goodness with others.
Fear will have no power over us when we fully rely on Jesus Christ.
Trusting God is not a passive mental state. It is like faith, requiring work and effort on our part. And when we trust Him, all things can be overcome.
At 12, I never thought I’d learn so much from climbing a mountain for a few hours. And now, I look back on that experience and see so much more than I ever could have back then.
If we want God to make a difference in our lives, it is according to our faith how much of an influence He will have.