One of the key names for God is JEHOVAH-JIREH. This precious name tells us that God is our Provider. The literal Hebrew meaning is, "The Lord will Provide," or "God my Provider”. What does this mean, why is this so precious? Because we are assured that God actually does indeed care for us and always will provide. So, we can rest and trust in him when times of hardship come or when we can’t see what is ahead.
Grace to You
What can we learn from a study and reflection on even a small passage of Scripture? Here, we reflect on Romans 1:1-7 with Dr. Richard Krejcir. The themes of grace, obedience, discipleship, faith and redemption are all found in these verses - what speaks most to you, and what did you need to read today? Share with us as we grow together.
Why We Struggle with Prayer
We are in a war between what we think is important and what God says is important. Prayer is a struggle for us because, although we need it, we either forget to do it or do not desire it. However, prayer is important. It puts our lives into God’s hands, both in times of urgency and happiness and draws us to him. How can we change our perspective and embrace prayer?
Having Faith in Tough Times
Struggles are real and our questions about them are not easily answered. In the midst of our difficult times - times of confusion and loss of hope - our outlook can become skewed as we are consumed by our circumstances. However, Christ saves us and sustains us, even when times are tough. How have you experienced God’s faithfulness, even when life is hard?
The Fruit of the Spirit
Scripture tells us that the “Fruit of the Spirit” is an essential part of our Christian growth and that it has the following attributes: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. In this post, Richard shares with us what the Fruit of the Spirit is and how to see it in our daily lives as we walk with Christ.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness and Goodness
If we do not see how Jesus cares for us, we will not care for what He cares for. We will be mean and hold grudges, the opposite of His character. Kindness shows the world that we are a real Christian, while goodness is the character trait that makes people liked and even lovable by others. It is attractive and alluring, that catches people's attention and respect.