If you’re looking for a home church where you can be rooted and planted according to Psalm 92:13, you probably already know that church shopping can be quite a process. As you prayerfully consider where to plant your family, use this checklist for choosing the right church, and get rooted!
Spirit, mind and body—those are the three areas that comprise you. If any one area is neglected, then you suffer. You won’t be as spiritually, physically or emotionally strong as you should be. That’s why it’s important to nourish each and every area of your life.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” –1 Corinthians 13:4-6
There’s nothing quite like watching your child suffer, especially at the hands of a parent who’s not around. The missed baseball games. The empty seat at the school play. The months or years of silence. Those lost moments can cause lifelong heartache unless there is forgiveness.
Are you waking up disappointed by the recent election results? Did the other candidate—the one you didn’t vote for—win? Well, I have good news for you: The future of this nation is not in the hands of the politicians.
Are you ready to walk in your dreams? Are you ready to see the deep desires of your heart come to pass—financial blessings, a godly spouse, a healthy family, career success, fulfilled ministry calling?
Compromise is everywhere. From elections to boardrooms, from marriage vows to financial schemes, worldly compromise is truly all around us. That’s why it’s so important for God’s people to take a stand against unholy compromise in to their lives.
All we have to do is follow our Good Shepherd. All we have to do is go where He leads, say what He tells us to say, and do what He shows us to do, and He takes care of the rest. He makes us lie down in green pastures so we don’t want for anything.
Everyone has days when they need more joy to embrace the life God has given them. In fact, some of Paul’s final words of encouragement included the command, “Always be joyful” (1 Thessalonians 5:16). If you need to give your day a shot of joy, here are five ways to do it.