Prayer is an extremely important component of our Christian life but many of us struggle with prayer. Even Jesus disciples weren’t sure how to pray, asking him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1). Jesus replied by teaching the disciples what we call “The Lord’s Prayer.” Let's look at the components of this powerful prayer.
How God Gave Me Freedom From My Motherly Guilt
Everyone knows one of our responsibilities as parents is to provide a safe place for our children. As a mother, I have to keep my little chicks safe under my wings, right? Sometimes, though, we can’t protect those we love. Sometimes we fail and fall short. In those moments, we have to let go of our guilt and hold tightly to God’s promises. He alone can redeem.
Don’t be a Llama
Llamas treat their "loved ones" with kicks and spits. Have you ever caught yourself treating your loved one poorly? This is likely to happen when we are tired, upset or when we take them for granted. Jesus called us to love one another. But, are we loving each other like llamas? Ines reflects on the day she acted like a llama.
Hope is a Dangerous Thing
I know hopeless disappointment well personally, as I've fixed my hope on so many things only to be thoroughly disappointed. This journey of disappointment changed for me when I began to understand a different type of hope: a hope that was not fixed on a desire but on a person, the person of God Himself.
Godly Jealousy?! Pt. 3 of 4
Godly jealousy can be a confusing message. On this part 3 of 4, we consider God’s warning and his promise found in Deuteronomy 5:9-10 . Disobedience has consequences, God’s love. Faithfulness carries a great reward, God’s love. Therefore, Godly jealousy is good news!
3 Steps to Authentic Relationships
In every relationship, we are currently somewhere on the reality Chutes and Ladders® board. Every conversation, probing question, opportunity to listen and chance to connect, will either propel us up a few rungs on the ladder or create a downward slide that will detrimentally impact our relationships. Scripture provides ample wisdom on how to build relationships that flourish. These three steps can get us started in the right direction.