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.
Red light. Grace light.
Truth and grace lie on a spectrum. Some of us place a high value on truth. We proclaim boldly and are strong proponents of the counsel of Scripture. Others reside in grace. These people are the type of friend you call first when you’re hurting. Incredibly, Jesus embodies both grace and truth. Where do you need his balance of these two attributes in your life today?
Divine Attitude Adjustment: How God Gave Me a Grateful Heart
In this post, RJ shares about her financial struggles and how God showed her his goodness in the midst of her complaints. Through Psalm 73 and God’s nudging on her heart, she experienced a beautiful attitude adjustment. Do you need God’s help in adjusting your attitude today? Ask him for his wisdom and grace as you face today’s challenges with a cheerful heart.
Grace in the Bible, in Fellowship, and to Ourselves
Through the truth of the Bible, we see how to give grace to ourselves and to others. Because of Christ’s work on the cross, we were never on the hook. We are not responsible for saving ourselves. When we continue to ask God and others for forgiveness that has already been granted, we are trying to earn God’s grace and favor, which is not what the Bible teaches.
The Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control
We become trustworthy, faithful, gentle and self-controlled when we are building a right, growing relationship with God. True intimacy with God is not found in our feelings, works, or even by having the right theology. Rather, true intimacy is our deep affection and knowledge of Christ, practiced by our trust. The fruits of the spirit are a sign of that intimacy.
The Idol of Money
Idols and idolatry are not words we use very often today, unless perhaps we are discussing the popular reality TV series, American Idol. However, the pursuit of wealth has become a form of modern-day idolatry. In this post, Amy shares ways that we can begin to see money and materialism in proper perspective, and give it its proper place, beneath our trust in God.