(2 Corinthians 5:17) is the most powerful and summarizing verse out of the Word of God that refers to the total transformation that must occur when someone is in Christ. This life-changing transformation is so critical due the fact that it’s exactly what will prove that a person is truly in Christ.
Prayer is an integral part of the Christian faith. It’s something that we must set aside quality amount of time for it. Prayer is us talking to God concerning our needs, wants, or anything that we’re struggling with that’s beyond our control. If God demands us to do something, it’s because it’s of great importance. So it’s something that we have to take very seriously if we really want to live the kind of life that He desires for us to live through His Son.
Love is one of the utmost themes recorded in the Word of God. Christ has commanded us to love each other in the same manner that He has loved us according to (John 15:12). God is in fact the source of love; in other words, He’s love by nature (1 John 4:8). Furthermore, He has shared with us that remarkable love through His only begotten Son Christ Jesus. And He demands us to share that same type of love which is flowing through us to others, so that they may see that we are of Him and know Him.
(Joshua 24:15) can be classified as one of the most decisive and powerful verses in the Word of God regarding whom we’re to choose to serve. It’s a choice that we must make ourselves; and there’s no middle ground either. First of all, we’re made by God Almighty to serve Him alone by committing our lives fully to Him along with His causes. Unfortunately, sin has made its way into the world as a result of men’s disobedience. This has tremendously impacted the whole serving process by producing various types of confusions and erroneous beliefs in people’s lives.
One major aspect of faith is that it compels us to act out on it to obediently and earnestly follow whatever command God has given us if we truly want to exercise it. In fact, our willingness to act out on our faith is precisely what will demonstrate whether our faith in God is real. Our love for God can only be expressed through the means of our obedience to Him in relation to our faith in Him. With that being said, love isn’t based that much on what we say or the deep feeling of affection that we hold, but rather on the disposition of our heart to make sacrifices in order to express it.
Chapter 118th of the book of Psalms is a great chapter into which David talked a great deal about the steadfastness of God’s love toward those who’re walking in a close relationship with Him. He later declared that His steadfast love endures forever. Sometimes it can be really hard for us to hang unto the idea that God’s love for us is both powerful and eternal when we don’t really feel like it in the midst of trials. Continue reading
Christ’s death is one the major events that took place during the history of humanity that’s often talked about a lot because of its overwhelming importance, especially in the Christians circles. While there’s no word that can express fully how important Christ’s death is, but His resurrection is far more important than His death. Perhaps, that bold statement might shock you to the core. Christ’s resurrection is truly what authenticates His death along with all the claims that He made about Himself. Considering this, we’re saved through faith alone in the resurrected Christ in relation to His atonement.
Based on the accounts of the Word of God, there’re just two ways people can live. The first one is according to the flesh, and the second one is according to the Spirit. The first thing to remember is that by nature we’re predisposed to live according to the flesh as a result of our fallen nature which we’ve inherited due to the fall of man. By the way, it doesn’t take that much sacrifices and efforts to live according to the flesh because all you really have to do is to follow the sinful desires found within you. To put it differently, living according to the flesh comes naturally.
God has made mankind in order for them to have a genuine relationship with Him in which He gets to occupy first place in their lives. In other words, mankind is made to seek God above all. Their whole behaviors and attitudes must revolve around their Maker. Continue reading
When it comes right down to how God interacts with humanity, we see that our faith is the leading substance that invites and maintains His presence in our lives. Moreover, faith is also the substance that cuts through the physical realm and connects us with God in such a powerful way. First, His unseen presence is everywhere; in other words, His presence is all around us.