Christianity, faith

Importance of Fellowship

“Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.” Colossians 4:6

Once in a while I will take a moment to look back and try to see what, if any, changes have ocurred in me over the past months or even years. One is really standing out to me tonight…that I’ve grown up enough, both spiritually and emotionally, to realize that I need other believers around me. Continue reading “Importance of Fellowship”

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Keeping My Eyes Up

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” Psalm 84: 11

I am sorry to say but my walk hasn’t been as strong as it should and could be lately. I have allowed life to interfere with my time with God. Continue reading “Keeping My Eyes Up”

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Doubting Tara…I Mean Thomas

‘Then Gideon said to God, “Do not let Your anger burn against me that I may speak once more; please let me make a test once more with the fleece, let it now be dry only on the fleece, and let there be dew on all the ground.” God did so that night; for it was dry only on the fleece, and dew was on all the ground.’ Judges 6:39-40

I hope I’m not the only one here but my faith can be like a yo-yo. One day it’s strong and I feel like I can take on the world and the next I can feel like the slightest breath of wind would knock me over. That is one reason I like the story of Gideon so much. It actually makes me laugh. As funny as it may seem to me it also give me Hope. Continue reading “Doubting Tara…I Mean Thomas”

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Free Thinking

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

I’ve been listening to Ravi Zacharias’ book ‘Jesus Among Secular Gods’…something stood out to me while listening to it yesterday. It is a phrase that is over the doors of a university in Switzerland; “Free thinking is good, right thinking is better”. Continue reading “Free Thinking”

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Good Enough?

“But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” Titus 3: 4-7

More often than not these days I feel like I’m coming up short in just about every area of my life. More than likely it’s Satan playing his usual games and planting doubts in my heart and mind. Sadly, I’m all too willing a partcipant lately. Continue reading “Good Enough?”