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.
Stewards vs Owners
As an American, Amy shares that she was raised to be self-sufficient. Like her, we often believe that our money is ours, our talents are ours and so on. However, the Bible does not teach ownership, but rather stewardship. If we see ourselves as stewards, we begin to understand that all that we have is not actually ours and we can use what we have to God’s glory.
Two Simple Comments that Have Me Re-evaluating My View of God
How often do we view God as we want him to be? We sometimes believe that there has to be a reason for everything, and that somehow God is supposed to explain it to us. Recently, two separate comments lead Keith to understand God in a new way, and see his will and ways with a new point of view. Is it time for you to re-evaluate your view of God?
Are You Listening?
When we study the Hebrew roots of our Christian faith, we can often discover a difference between the Hebrew meaning of words and our knowledge of them. One such word is "hearing" which in Hebrew is “shema”. Shema means to hear or listen, in an active, life-changing sense. Are you actively listening to God’s word this week?
Do You LIKE the Bible; or Just Study It?
We study the Bible because we believe it contains the Truth and has the power to change our lives. But do we always LIKE doing it? Our guest writer Keith Ferrin shares with us his journey of falling in love with the Bible. He now holds to the idea that people can believe the Bible is not only true and applicable, but also fun, engaging, and enjoyable!
Thinking Honestly About the Lord’s Prayer
If we have been in church for more than a few years, we know the Lord’s Prayer by heart and often recite it by rote. It is one prayer that transcends all of Christendom from Catholics, to Protestants to the Orthodox church and everything in between.