"A Living Sacrifice", "Dead to Sin", "Crucified with Christ", and "Dying to Self" are difficult ideas to grasp. Yet it is a repeated theme in the New Testament and essential if we want to live God’s way.
Why don’t we surrender to God and walk through the door that leads to the abundant life Jesus promised? Learn the 7 reasons why we may not be willing to submit and how to change.
Many of us truly want to live for God, but it’s hard. We need a new way of looking at submission and some motivation as to WHY we should surrender.
When we surrender control of our emotions, a better type of feelings wells up deep within our soul. Choosing to lay them down is pleasing to God because it is an act of worship (Rom 12:1). God will then communicate to us that He is pleased with our desire not to sin—not only in words from His Word, but with a deep sense of His presence.
Pain. It’s a BIG topic. Dealing with it can be difficult. However, the Lord has shown us that we do not have to be overcome by the hardships of life. Here’s a proven method to process through your pain.
It’s easy to just spout off a list of do’s and don’ts or a bunch of key Bible verses like, “Consider it pure joy…, Rejoice in the Lord always…” But how do you really do it?
I used to think joy was supposed to replace the pain. But I was wrong. They can actually coexist!
Pain. It’s unavoidable! But believe it or not, we cause so much of it ourselves—needlessly. The way we respond to the daily circumstances of our lives will determine how much of that pain will be unnecessary.
No one likes pain—of any kind, whether it’s physical, emotional, relational, or spiritual. But since pain in this world is inevitable, we need to learn how to deal with pain God’s way. I have discovered 3 wonderful things about pain. Read more to find out what they are.
There’s such incredible possibility in a very small thing, like a seed. However, it’s just a possibility, not an actuality. We each have the capability of becoming or producing something greater. It lies dormant inside. We are each designed by God for a specific, beautiful purpose.