Spiritual maturity is less concerned about what we can get away with and more about discerning and following the heart of God in our situations. Even a good thing can end up not being the heart of God for a moment if we’re leading and not Him.
We know that we’re supposed to do everything in or with God, but what does that really mean? God doesn’t just sit at the top of the ladder in our lives, He is the spoke of the wheel that holds it all together. He doesn’t want us to do things apart from Him – He wants us to do all things with and thr
“What do people mean when they say “God’s not through with me yet?” Is it a confession or a brag? That depends. But is God ever really through with us or have we told Him ‘that’s enough, I don’t want to go any further?’”
It’s true that we can do all things through Christ who empowers us. That isn’t a blank check, however, to pursue things how we see fit – even if they’re good things. We can do all things through Christ *that He gives us to do.* He leads, we follow.
Pride is wanting something other than, more than, less than God would have and desire for us. Humility, however, is a willingness to be known for who we are and for what we want God wants for us – no more, no less. Our desires and pursuits should match the Father’s heart for us in any particular si
The ways of God aren’t just suggestions for the Christian life, they are Who and what we follow. Following Christ means choosing Him, His will, and ways with each decision each day. As Lord of our lives, He wants to be our choice and deserves our full “yes.”
If all words matter to God, they should matter to us too. Contrary to growing belief, profanity isn’t something we should be embracing if we’re called to stand apart.