Emotions by themselves aren't right or wrong, it is what we do with them that make them good or bad. We can work on finding the underlying causes of feelings that effect our life with God. These issues can be the red light on our dashboard telling us to pull over and find the problem.
So many of us are like eggs at present as C.S. Lewis points out. So much potential and hidden color waiting to show itself.
Christian marriage between a man and woman is the specific design and plan of God and starts in Genesis.
The Industrial Revolution changed the way we do daily life. More and more “conveniences” made it possible to have more time. We filled that “free” time, packing it full until we became slaves to endless opportunities and to do lists.
The term, "Spiritual Discipline" brings images of punishment, being deprived and enduring hardship, but the root word is "disciple," which is a "learner," a "follower," and a "believer."
Spiritual formation is a process and a goal. We are “predestined to be conformed to the image of Christ.” That is a big statement that means it is our destiny that we will change (through a process and partnership with God) until we look, feel, think and act like His Son, Christ. Our Christian lives will only work when each part of ourselves is transformed to be like Christ and the Lord is committed to that goal.
Everything you do is directly related to your growth in Christ. Your thoughts, actions, goals, behaviors - good and bad - relationships, work, finances….it’s all spiritual and all reflective of your growth. Your spiritual maturity, or lack of it, shows in every one of these areas.
Boundaries are simple, they define who you are, they say what you want, and mark out what you don't want. They state your goals and purpose for life and then safeguard them. They say where you end and another person starts.
I know you are anxious and need something, anything to bring you peace. You can't stand this anymore and are crying out to God, searching the internet for some relief.
At some point in our lives, we experienced anxiety, but God has prepared a cure for anxiety for everyone. ”The Lord is near.”You are not alone. You do not have to hold up under your anxious circumstances by yourself because The Master of all is with you.