"Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends." Proverbs 17:9 NLT This weekend, I attended my church's Freedom Conference. Throughout the past 13 weeks, I've attended a Freedom small group. It's designed to help you embrace the truth of God's word, remove every obstacle to intimacy with God, and … Continue reading Forgiveness = Freedom
Sometimes we don't recognize people as "toxic" because we've already labeled them as "trusted." Those you spend time with affect your character. Don't compromise your purpose or your faith due to comfort or familiarity. Instead, be mindful of who you're attaching yourself to and if it will be worth it in the long run. Remember, “convenience" comes with a cost.
Honestly, we can't bring others to Christ if we are isolating them or speaking negatively of them. Not only does gossiping hurt others, it also taints your image and makes it harder for people to trust or respect you.
All of God's decisions concerning you are made out of His love for you. He has vowed to forgive you for every single thing you have ever done. Can you extend that same grace to others?
Many of us want more, but how can God bless you with more if you abuse what you have now? How can He trust you with big things if you can't refrain from impulse buying? You know, the cute pair of shoes on sale at Target - definitely weren't on your grocery list.
You have an enemy whose desire is to see you fall. Satan wants you to be as far away from God as possible.
Prayer goes a long way; it is a blessing to the person that you're praying for, and it also gives you a change of heart and perspective.
God desires us to seek Him for the insight and the understanding that we are constantly searching for. He already knows the solution to the problem, the answer to your question.
Fire is feet away from you, you can hear people screaming and crying, and you see others running frantically. Now imagine, that with all that is happening, you still have peace.
It's amazing that we can all read the same passage and God will give each of us individual insight and perspective.