The Bible says the word of God is a seed. It has life and can produce fruits when planted in our lives. Are you planting this seed and bearing fruits or living a superficial spiritual life without any fruits? In the last post – Living a fruitful life (Part 1), we saw how we need to prepare our hearts and receive God’s word. Let’s continue the remaining part in this post.
Every seed carries life and has the potential to be fruitful. It can grow and produce fruits only if it is planted. The Bible says the word of God is a seed. It has life and can produce fruits when planted in our lives. Are you planting this seed and bearing fruits or living a superficial spiritual life without any fruits? In this series of posts (Part 1 & 2), let us explore how we can plant God’s word to produce its desired outcome in our lives.
Many of us love to be spectators in life and satisfied being in the audience. This applies to our faith as well. We love to be marveled about God but never move further in real faith. We are content with our amazement and continue to be spectators of God’s blessings. Are you a spectator or an active participant in faith?
What is your greatest need in life? Think about it, If this question was asked about 10 or 20 years earlier, what might have been your response? What about after 10 or 20 years from now? Do you think you will have the same response? For many of us, the answer may be different at different stages in life. What if we can ask someone who knows our complete life? You see, We are God’s creation; God knows our greatest need in life and he is more than willing to fulfill the need. In this post, i would like to ponder upon this question of our greatest need in life.
Circumstances can drive and direct our life, unless we learn to live above them. Many of us live in disappointment, depression and stress when we allow circumstances to drive our life. Instead, the Bible asks us to trust in God promising God will direct our paths. If we want to live above life’s circumstances, we need to trust God with whole heart. Do you trust in God or trust in other options?
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.
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.