“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing”, said Martin Luther King Jr. As a follower of Christ, we know the importance of prayer. Prayer is a lifeline for our spiritual life and a sweet time to have fellowship with our creator. We can see there are several types of prayers in the Bible and we might have them in our prayer lives. Prayer of praise, thanksgiving, petition, deliverance, healing, repentance, guidance and so on. In this post, I want to talk about one such type of purposeful prayer which focuses on God’s purpose to live a victorious life.Continue reading
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?
Worrying is a common problem for many of us. We worry about our health, family, kids, financial situation, job, future and so many others things. Sometimes worrying makes us take corrective action; but it can be a problem when keeps repeating and when it becomes a habit. Constant worrying impacts our mental and physical health. It undermines our faith in God and prevents us from enjoying our inheritance of God’s peace.
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.