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Brett Madron reflects on Proverbs 4:23 - "Keep your heart with vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life." What kind of implications does this wise saying have for practical living?
Rosemary Sherrod explores life behind the scenes, were mothers work hard to help the ministry of G.O.D. go 'round.
Brett Madron's latest installment on practical spirituality focuses on Psalm 139 and how one's awareness of God's presence in their life affects their day-to-day behavior.
Laurie Kagay reflects on Paul's words in remembrance of Jesus, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." We’ve found it to be true! In putting the needs of the weak at the forefront of our minds, particularly during the holidays, when everyone finds more ways to spend, we’re blessed. Joyful. Thankful. Content.
Peace can be elusive. We have this knack to replace the most recent anxiety or fear with the one we might encounter next.The prophet Isaiah writes: You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”Brett Madron reflects on
Rachel Olson writes her personal story of God's presence even in the midst of unexplained and ongoing suffering.
You see, faith can energize you in the midst of the most trying of circumstances. But faith in Jesus will always energize you towards that which he cared about most – people.
What if we all did our jobs wholeheartedly? Not only while someone is watching, but always, because the Lord is watching? So many days would go so much better. It would not only affect the attention we pay to the task, but the attitude by which we do it and the care we put into the person being served.
If you’re laid back like me or don’t feel like you are boiling over with charisma, know that being fervent in spirit is more than that. We are to serve the LORD with fervor, always on the look-out for doing what God wants from us based on his Word in a moment or situation, particularly in the very common ones that make up most of our life.
The equation that bearing another’s burden equals doing what Jesus wants makes things very practical. Sometimes we create an unnecessary disconnect between our spiritual lives and our everyday practice. But what if our practicing spirituality meant practicing bearing the burden of another?