We are called to live a victorious life. A life which glorifies our creator. We cannot be victorious unless we overcome something. We do have battles to fight and strongholds to conquer. Many of us prefer to ignore this reality of conflict and state of war. We face setbacks in our spiritual journey, but do not realize that there is an enemy working behind those failures. God has called us to be victorious through Jesus Christ. He gave us all provisions to be conquerors. It will be beneficial to realize the reality of our battle and the provisions God has given us to be victorious.
God created each one of us as a masterpiece for his glory. Is your life as a whole glorifying God? Many of us separate life into different areas like spiritual, family, friends, work, social etc., We understand that we are called to glorify God in these areas but we also take it optional in some areas. Lets talk about work in this post. We spend most of our time everyday in work and it is a major part in our life. What is your view of work? How does that view fit into living your whole life for God’s glory?
Children are a blessing and a gift from God. Parents are granted privilege in bringing up children. It is a fulfilling experience but can also be hard at the same time. Many struggle to find the right balance between being authoritative and being permissive in parenting. We tend to over do and end up in either of the extreme. Overtime, this can have negative impact. How can we balance this in parenting? Let us read from Apostle Paul’s advice on this topic.
Do you and your spouse think alike all the times? In a married relationship, many of us expect our spouse to think alike but end up frustrated when it goes the other way. When two people coming from different background, family tradition and other diversities join in marriage, it is most likely that they will think and act differently. Robert C Dodds rightly said, “The goal in marriage is not to think alike, but to think together“. This oneness is very essential in marriage. In this post, i want to share from scripture on how we can achieve unity in our married lives.
Everyday is a precious gift for our life. Are we using it meaningfully and effectively? God created us for a purpose and provisioned us with everything to walk in his purpose. Yet, many of us consider it lightly on how we spend every day. We fill our days with all kinds of activities and fail to be good stewards of time. In this post, i want to motivate you from the book of Ephesians on how we can spend everyday with purpose.
We are living in times when purity is becoming a relative term; Good or bad is defined based on how everyone feels about it. Many follow that “nothing is wrong if it makes you happy”. Purity in life may not be a big deal with relativistic thinking. But think about this, will you drink impure water? we know it can be hazardous. Being pure in our thought, word and action is important to live a purposeful life. In this post, let us read more about pursuing purity in life.
“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation” said Apostle Paul. Indeed, we are a new spiritual person in Christ with every spiritual blessings showered upon us. We are called for a purpose far more meaningful than we could ever imagine with our mind. Are you walking everyday in light of your calling?
When we think about spiritual gifts, many of us are content to be a spectator assuming the gifts are given only to selected few in the church or consider some gifts more valuable than others based on the way they are manifested. Are these assumptions according to the word of God? Do you think you have spiritual gifts? What gifts do you have? How are you using the gifts? Our response can tell a lot about our understanding of the gifts. Scripture says that we are not to be ignorant of the gifts and in this post, i want to encourage you to know more about spiritual gifts from scripture and desire to manifest the gifts for the glory of God.
United we stand, divided we fall. Isn’t this very true? We understand the importance of living in unity to accomplish a common goal. But many times, achieving unity is tough when people start to think more about self. God wants us to live in unity. He united us together and made us part of his Church. Are we continuing to live in the unity which God gifted us? Apostle Paul wrote about four essential attitudes which can help us to maintain unity in the Church of God and these are foundations for the unity in our family as well.
As we enter in to the new year, it is a time when many of us come up with new year resolutions for our personal and professional growth. We love to grow in all aspects of life and it is certainly important. But how many of us desire for spiritual growth? Many times we don’t consider to evaluate our growth in this area of life. Do you know if you have grown spiritually this year? We know how much dedication, discipline and effort are needed to grow in other areas of life but do we realize what it takes to grow spiritually? Apostle Paul prayed an amazing prayer for spiritual growth for his readers and it can teach us for our growth as well.