What is your response when you feel the Holy Spirit nudge your heart, asking you to reach out to someone? In this post, RJ offers a solution when we struggle to heed those still, small commands: just give Jesus your obedience in 10-second chunks. Obeying every 10 seconds can grant us the courage we need - what will you do with your next 10 seconds of faith?
What’s Your Response When Gossip is Served?
How will you respond next time gossip is served? We’re all guilty of it eating and serving gossip. We dress it up sometimes, making it look presentable. Sometimes we even say it’s a prayer request. After all, everyone needs prayer, don’t they? There are reasons why we take part in these tasty morsels, but maybe being aware of them can help us to push away from the table.
Caring for One Another (Take Five)
Fellowship and community are incredible gifts from God. He not only offers us relationship with himself but with each other. As we rounded up inspiration for this week’s Take Five, we were struck by the ways in which we can love God and each other every day - through leadership, prayer, honesty and obedience. May these links inspire you as you live in community!
The Epic Story of the Bible, Part 4: Blessed to be a Blessing
Abraham demonstrates faith in God and reminds us that we also have hope and life in Christ! “God will bless you; you will be a blessing... all peoples on earth will be blessed through you!” What an amazing honor to be welcomed into God’s family, blessed and able to bless others as we follow him.
Of Mice and Sin
Like the little mice running at night in the grass outside our house, my sin is also not very noticeable until I look with the help of the Holy Spirit. He, like our faithful cat, pulls my sin out from the darkness, convicting me and bringing painful awareness of my own brokenness to mind.
Living Abundantly With Less
Downsizing, whether forced or voluntary, helps us redefine what abundance really means and shows us what is important: the truth of God’s word and living his way. When Jesus says in John 10:10 that he came to give life “more abundantly” he is not speaking about material gain. The New Living Translation says "to give life in all its fullness." Read on to learn more about living abundantly with less material possessions.