“Christianity is not a sprint but a marathon.”
Wow, did you hear that? How true that is!
While a sprint is a very fast, quick and short race, a marathon is a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards.
Christianity is a long journey, and a combination of different marathons. When we think we finished it all, got it all covered, to our surprise we find ourselves standing at the beginning of the race in some areas of life. Why? Because each area of life has its own race. Continue reading Not a Sprint but a Marathon
Whenever we find moments to be alone, my husband and I spend most of those moments together talking about anything and everything under the sun. As a woman, you have no idea how much I treasure those moments.
We laugh with our silly jokes and try to catch up with our personal life if we miss any; but sometimes we both find ourselves sitting down and talking at a special presence of God. We undoubtedly sense His presence and know that those special moments are divinely calculated and designed by God. And at the end of those moments, we usually cry or end up kneeling down before God with awe and worship. Continue reading He Once Again Captured Our Attention
What a joy, what a privilege it is to call the all knowing God, the powerful God, the God who created the heavens and the earth, who called this world into existence; who is the Author of life, Abba, Abba Father!
“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” (Romans 8:15)
“Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” (Galatians 4:6)
May His Name forever be praised! ///
The Bible says, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17)
If we separate our life from the Word of God, we can’t continue believing in God because faith comes from hearing, hearing by the Word of God. If we don’t hear the Word of God, we hear something else and that something else not only takes away our faith but it also dries up our passion and desire to live for the glory of God.
Did you read, study and meditate the Word of God today? ///
Everything will be wrong because by “birth” believers and unbelievers have nothing in common. Continue reading “What is wrong with marrying an unbeliever?”
“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”
Who said it?
St. Francis of Assisi, not Mother Teresa.
I made a mistake on the video clip I uploaded yesterday where I said “as Mother Teresa said.” It was a mistake and forgive me for that mistake. It was St. Francis who said, “Preach the Gospel – – – ” not Mother Teresa. But the message was not a mistake and I hope and pray that you didn’t miss the message.
The message I was struggling to deliver in that video clip was this: Continue reading If Necessary Use Words
When we know how to take control of our eyes, we can be in a good shape to take control of our actions; what our body parts choose to do. If we lose the battle at our eyes, we lose the battle that is waging against our whole body and we get stuck in all sorts of destructive habits and lifestyles.
Jesus said, ““The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23) ///
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When a woman submits to her husband’s leadership, she paves the way for the Holy Spirit to take over her husband’s heart (1 Peter 3:1). And when the Holy Spirit takes over her husband’s heart, guess what “the probable” outcome will be? Genesis 1:2 says, “the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” – Continue reading Sign of Strength
A4P Guest: You always advise us to go to church but what kind of church do you advise us to go to?
A4P: I advise you what I advise myself. For me personally, I become a member of a church which has the following basic seven faith statements: Continue reading Which Church to go to?
The Bible says, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” (Proverbs 18:21)
I love the fruit of my tongue but only the one that brings life to me and others. So, I try my best to make sure that what comes out of my tongue brings nothing but life. But instead of trying to control what comes out of my mouth, I strive to filter what I’m dwelling on in my heart, “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” (Matthew 12:34b)
So, the one thing I need to pay close attention to is what I let come and stay into my heart. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (Proverbs 4:23)
And to guard my heart, the Word of God advises me to do these: “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) – What is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, – – – ?
Nothing but the Word of God! ///