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Contented (happy and at ease) Christians can have powerful, effective testimonies and witnesses that Jesus Christ can provide what the “world” cannot.
But, our enemy loves to see discontentment (dissatisfaction, especially with one’s circumstances) among Christians. It’s a wide open door for him to enter and work his cunning deceptions.
In Philippians 4, Paul speaks of the five thieves of contentment: Continue reading “Contentment” »
I recently heard it said that challenges and trials don’t make us who we are, they reveal who we are.
As Christians, we are not exempt from trials. In fact, James 1:2 tells us we are to “count it all joy when we fall into various trials.” Developing the right attitude according to God’s Word is essential for when trials come.
Counting it all joy isn’t an emotion, but rather an appraisal (assessment) of the situation according to God’s viewpoint. It’s all about how we choose to face them, and who we place our trust in.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts,” (Isaiah 55:8-9).
Joseph’s brothers couldn’t know what the final outcome of their actions would be when they sold him into slavery – and Joseph had no idea, while in prison, that one day he would govern over Pharaoh’s household and the entire land of Egypt. God’s favor was always with Joseph.
God’s plan was to get Joseph to Egypt and in a position of authority so when famine covered the land, he could save his father and brothers (Genesis 45:5). What appeared to be disastrous for Joseph, in time, turned out to be a tremendous blessing of a family reunited, reconciled and preserved.
Our spiritual growth is a journey of stages in godly development. As spiritual infants, we feed on the pure milk of the Word. The Bible even says, “As new babies, feed on the pure milk of the Word that you may grow,” 1 Peter 2:2.
Just as a child progresses in natural growth, it is important that we ask ourselves if we are progressing to new levels of spiritual growth. Are we in the Word? Are we doing what the Word says?