Meditation for Christians is far different then the mind- emptying practice of eastern religions. Rather than emptying the mind, Christian seek to fill the mind with thoughts of God.
The Bible speaks of life with God over a period of thousands of years. It was inspired by the Spirit of God and written by the hand of kings and shepherds, rich and poor, on three different continents and as many languages.
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.Paul is telling the people of Philippi that they could and should think like the Lord. How did the…
In this study from the book of the prophet Nehemiah, we can see the hearts and acts of God and of the people. It is condensed so we can see the main struggle in the people of Nehemiah's day.
Can you imagine walking through your day always being aware of the presence of God? Wouldn't this change your way of thinking, relating, habits and conversations? Do you think you might experience more peace, hope and joy?
Our hearts and minds sometimes really want to follow God, but our bodies, now that can be a whole other story especially with our culture's constant messages.
The church is grappling with what exactly is the role of Christian women in the church and women are trying as best they can to live and serve and grow within the parameters they are allowed. They crave depth in Christ and places to lead and serve, true community and a way to impact the world for Christ, but sometimes are only offered teas, crafts and classes on being a good wife and mother by the church.
In the beginning, God created all things, including the first man, Adam. He told Adam to do four things: cultivate the garden, keep it safe, eat the fruit from any tree but one, and name the animals. All this happened before God made the first woman, Eve, and she came on the scene.
You were made to love Him and He has given you a purpose on the earth. He has gifted you specifically for the task and you will glorify Him most when you live out His design fully. When you know that your main reason to exist is to be loved by God and to love Him with all that you are, then the next step is to figure out how specifically to do that. That means that you are unique. You alone can live out the life God designed for you.
Shifting the blame is a common method to get out of the guilt we would otherwise feel. If I can put the guilt on you, then I’m off the hook at least a little bit. In this study we will look at King Saul in 1 Samuel and his attempt to not take responsibility for his behavior by trying to shift the blame.