'Faith' Tagged Posts

'Faith' Tagged Posts

reaching for Jesus

He Knows Just What You Need

It feels good when you are so close to someone that you feel like they know your every thought and emotion. It feels disappointing when that same person who usually knows you just can’t seem to understand. Throughout the Gospel accounts, Jesus showed over and over again that He knew exactly what was on the hearts and minds of everyone He ever encountered. Jesus knows just what you need; He’ll never let you down. How does this affect our trust and faith in Him?
LeapDay

It’s Leap Day!

The day has finally come! It’s that weird, strange, and mystical day we call Leap Day! Jesus talked about a very different ‘Leap Day’ in Luke 6. The leap day for a Christian might be even more bizarre than the one for the calendar. A day comes for every Christian to leap for joy, but it comes at the absolute last time you would expect it. Consider this . . .
waiting

What Are you Waiting For?

We spend so much of our lives waiting. When it comes to faith, many are wasting their lives waiting for something that has already happened. What would have to happen for you to believe in Jesus? If it has already happened, what are you waiting for?
blindman

The Faith of the Blind

In Mark 10, we see a passage of scripture that illustrates the beauty of Jesus and the incredible faith of an individual. This story begins in verse 46.“And they came to Jericho. And as [Jesus] was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside.”We are quickly introduced to an individual whom many of us would avoid: a beggar sitting next to a well-traveled area. Unfortunately, nearly…
Faith

Faith Stronger than Facts

We put our faith in the strangest things sometimes. Have you ever ignored the facts about a situation in favor of your faith in it? Let me show you what I mean. You may know the relationship with your significant other or long-time friend is toxic, but you ignore all the alarm bells because of your faith in that person’s potential. Your favorite sports team may have never proven they can win anything. Still, you ignore all that disappointing history…
Hurricane

HURRICANE SEASON

  The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season officially opened on June 1, 2023, and will end on November 30, 2023. Prior to the start of this hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasted “a range of 12 to 17 total named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher). Of those, 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph…
Shark

Are You a Pilot Fish?

When I was a kid, if anything was going to get me to turn the channel from Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon—it was Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. Whoever the executives were at Discovery knew what they were doing when they invented Shark Week. Here is an entire week solely dedicated to these animals which are as mysterious as they are frightening. Each show would approach different components or angles as they educated viewers on the king of the ocean.…
buffet

Christianity Is Not a Buffet

When you have growing children whose appetites can best be compared to a Shop-Vac… sometimes your safest bet is heading to the local buffet for dinner. A Buffet is one of the only ways you can ensure every kid will be able to find SOMETHING they like. What a crazy notion a buffet is to a child. Here is a place where I don’t have to eat anything gross; I can pick and choose whatever I desire. I can go…
Doers of the word

Doers of the Word

In today’s society, the term “Christian” often gets used as an adjective. You will hear people refer to a particular genre of music as Christian music. You can drive across town and shop at the Christian store for Christian books. You can enroll at a Christian school, attend a Christian conference, or even worship at a Christian church. I’m not trying to infer that all of these things are “Christian” in the sense that they are doctrinally correct. I’m simply…
faith-over-fear

Faith Over Fear

In October 1957, the Soviet Union launched a spacecraft called Sputnik 1, which became the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. Sputnik 1 was a small satellite by modern standards. It was approximately the size of a beach ball but weighed 183.9 pounds. Additionally, Sputnik 1 was a simple satellite. Its only function was to transmit radio signals. And Sputnik 1’s mission was short. It transmitted radio signals for only 21 days until its batteries ran out. It orbited the Earth for only three months before…

Why? Why? Why?

Oh no! It’s the kid who cannot stop asking the question— “WHY?”. It does not matter how many answers I offer, how many resolutions are given, or how many topics are about to be brought up… I know I will spend my next 10 minutes answering the umpteen whys this little kiddo asks. Have you been there before? Being a former why-kid myself, I understand children like this more than most. Some say curiosity killed the cat, but I believe…

Time to Persevere

When she was young, Florence Chadwick wanted desperately to be a great speed swimmer. At the age of six she persuaded her parents to enter her in a 50-yard race. She came in last, so she practiced every day for the new year. Again, she entered and lost. When she was an 11-year-old, Florence won attention and praise for completing the San Diego Bay endurance swim — 6 miles in all. But she still wanted to be a speed swimmer.…
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