During the three years of Jesus’ ministry, there was one thing that hindered His ability to work miracles more than anything else—unbelief. In Nazareth, for example, Jesus’ neighbors and childhood friends refused to accept Him.
“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” –Romans 12:3, KJV
Many Christians struggle to believe that God loves them. They have been raised in churches that promote the idea that God is angry or disappointed in them, that He’s holding a big celestial clipboard, checking off every time they fall short. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Have you heard about the importance of praying in faith? Have you wondered what that means and how to do it but don’t know where to begin? You may be a new Christian, or you may be a Christian who is desiring a deeper, Spirit-led life in the Lord.
Everyone experiences uncertainty at times, moments when you don’t know what will happen. And while you may not be able to control the situation, you can control your reaction to it. As a child of God, you are not subject to fear, worry or anxiety.
In this video, Riley shares his personal experience with water baptism and why he was confused about its significance and meaning. He grew up in several churches, and received baptism according to their traditions without understanding the purpose.
People wonder why it’s so important to watch your focus, to protect what you watch, what you read and to whom you listen. I figured this out by experience years ago: I have a habit of following my eyes. Wherever I’m looking, that’s where I go.
Are you living the life you want to live? Are your spirit, mind and body in perfect sync? Do you greet each morning with joy? If not, you may not be living the healthy, happy life God desires you to live.
A lot of Christians think they understand what faith is. They think that if they’ve read their Bibles a few times, understand the message of salvation and believe that God can heal them (or deliver them or save them), then they are living by faith.
As simple as that may sound, we receive healing from God the same way. We take Him at His Word. We believe we are healed, not because we feel healed or look healed at this moment but because God said we are.
Without our asking Him to do it…while we were still living in sin and rebellion…Jesus paid the price for our forgiveness. With His own blood, He paid the debt we owed to God for every sinful thing we have ever done…or will ever do.
Ephesians 5:8 says, “For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!” Sounds like a big job, doesn’t it? If we’re not careful we can begin to believe that to “live as people of the light” means we need to be perfect Christians. But perfection...