Anger causes many Christians to feel guilt and confusion. Do I sin when I am angry? Shouldn't Christians not feel anger but always be forgiving - you know, turn the other cheek and all that? Well, let's look more closely at the emotion of anger, when it is appropriate and when it crosses the line of "be angry and do not sin."
Some of you are cringing right now thinking about forgiveness. This subject usually brings up some pretty strong emotions mostly because what forgiveness is isn't understood.
I have always liked this song by Cindy Morgan. It talks of finding that the moments of our lives are what hold the precious, often overlooked details that make up a well lived life.
Your spouse is a very accurate marriage mirror. Look closely and you will see the good, bad and ugly in yourself. You will see where you are warm and tender and where you are selfish and uncompromising. Your marriage will mirror where you look like Christ and where you don’t and if you will just look He will show you where He wants to work on you.
An undivided heartis one that has an intimate, loving and deep relationship with God and no other love comes before this. There is no competition in this heart, God is first.
We read the word "abide" over and over in John's writings and maybe aren't quite sure what he is trying to tell us. But that can't keep us from finding out exactly what was intended when he used that specific word. Okay, how?
I remember buying an audio course on time management and then being too busy to listen to it!! What is wrong with that picture? If we do not decide what to do with our days it will be decided for us. The days will fly by the years become a blur if we do not take control of the time God gives us.
Christian parenting is different because it teaches us as we teach our children. Our children become a mirror and an educator. As we love our children when they are exasperating and disobedient we learn a bit more about how God loves us when we are like them. When we feel overwhelming love for them, we get a taste of what the Lord feels for us.
Have you set goals for where will you be in 5 years? What will you be doing? Why? Do you have a plan for your life? What are your options? What do you need to prepare?
You were designed by the hand and love of God. We were designed by God to be loved by Him and to love Him in return.