God patiently re-teaches me that to live and walk the way He meant, only comes through Jesus and His power. I need a perfect, mighty Savior to come alongside and give strength to change. This lesson comes with difficulty, but my failures teach me to trust God’s strength.
Renewing Our Minds in a Corrupt Culture
Today, we live in a culture that is filled with garbage—racy movies, crude music, and indecent pictures. Sexy ads and dirty jokes are everywhere around us. Putting this garbage in our heads is becoming normal. And, unfortunately, it is even becoming normal for Christians.
Better than Boredom
Like every other season of life, you can make this the best or the worst of times. So choose your activities well. Don’t waste a moment. If you do nothing else this summer, learn to lean more on Christ and less on yourself.
For the Cowardly and Conceited
I believe that everything in life—especially the Christian’s life—is a balance. There’s a balance between being unwilling to use our gifts from God and being too willing to use them. You know what I mean by “too willing.” Basically, it means having an egotistical, superior attitude. Which category do you fit into?
Time Management Trouble
Your time, whether spent well or poorly, is a sunk cost. Every moment of the past is a sunk cost. We sometimes pay the price for wasting time—even when we don’t mean to waste it.
Cookie Dough Damage
I simply ignore all logical reasoning when a bowl of cookie dough is before me. Unfortunately, many Christians are the same way. Most of us rarely resist temptation. We give up, give in, suffer the consequences, and do it all over again.
If we don’t even try to deny ourselves, we don’t deserve to have Jesus. Even if we do try to deny ourselves, we don’t deserve Him. However, the main point of this post is simply this: We have to stop acting like we don’t understand basic commands and just do them.
Remember that God wants the best thing for you. Even though it feels good to indulge and have a little “sin party” sometimes, it will just make you want to keep sinning. It’s harder to stop once you’ve started. Keep that in mind when you’re tempted to give into a little rebellion.
The Fight Worth Winning
There’s only one race worth running here on earth. There’s only one battle worth fighting and one crown worth winning. It’s so much better to have God place a real crown of gold on your head than to have the world crown you with a hundred made of fool’s gold.