Facing the troubles of the old man

Facing the troubles of the old man

We are not exempt from the troubles of the old man. How we may have dealt with adversity and setbacks will hopefully be different. Each season of difficult - there is a choice. A choice between facing those difficult seasons with the confidence and trust in God; or, give into the old man of troubles and sorrow and sink in our frustration, despair, and disappointment.

Courage for our spiritual journey

Courage for our spiritual journey

It is through Christ's infinite and profound atonement that we are able to come to a place where we place our hope and trust in God. This hope and trust provides for us an assurance for whatever challenges may lay ahead in our spiritual journey. We may face desperate circumstances. Personal adversity. And seemingly impossible social upheavals to contend with. Yet, He is faithful toward us because he has called us into a fellowship with his Son - Jesus Christ (See, 1 Corinthians 1:9, paraphrased). And, his promise stands to protect us and strengthen us (See, 2 Thessalonians 3:3).

Spiritual Impact of the Serenity Prayer

Spiritual Impact of the Serenity Prayer

Attend any 12-step based community support group and you will here the ritual chant of the Serenity Prayer. God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference.  It appears this saying is done in an absent-minded form of shallow profession. Something we [...]

Strength comes through fellowship

Strength comes through fellowship

The Lord God has given me    the tongue of those who are taught,that I may know how to sustain with a word    him who is weary.Morning by morning he awakens;    he awakens my ear    to hear as those who are taught. ~ Isaiah 50:4, ESV ~ The greatest challenge Christians face is fulfilling their own calling where it so often goes against present [...]