Creating a rhythm between work and rest is important. However, we must be sure that we do not confuse “rest” with “leisure.” We can be just as out of balance by not working enough as we can by not resting enough. Sometimes the challenge is trusting God with our rest during the time of harvest.
Our culture is 24/7 pace; it doesn’t work. We are designed to have margin. Declare freedom from this slavery and bring the Sabbath into your life and make it a day of joy. Be still and know that I am God.
When Jesus comes to His home town and some marveled at His teaching but some lacked in faith. When Jesus meets Centurion’s Servant He marveled at the Centurion’s faith. Do we marvel and Jesus teaching? Does He marvel at our faith? Go deeper with Jesus. Jesus help our unbelief.
Let us don the Armor of God. Each item plays a role our walk of salvation.
Our work. It is a huge part of our life. We spend an enormous amount of time and energy at it. Can you offer it up to each day as a gift to God? Work like Jesus is your boss.
Parenting is hard. It deserves honor. But as parents we should also be careful to “raise up” our children in the “tenor” that the Lord has for them. It takes humility, patience and prayer, lots of it.
This is a marriage. Some times we need to get back to the simple basics and understand the foundation of relationships. Marriage is a covenant, not just an agreement, and in this covenant is the reflection of the relationship with God.
We were once darkness and now we are light. Christ rescued us from the darkness. So confess and repent, expose our lives to the light and be discerning. What will bring God glory. That is what will fulfill our every need. Walk with precision and purpose continually filled with God’s Spirit.
Take sin seriously! It wreaks havoc on our souls. We were created for something much better.
Have you ever had a gift so special you did not know how to respond? In our continued teaching of the epistle to the Ephesians, Paul switches gears from who we are in Christ to how we walk in light of the unbelievable gift God has given us in Christ.
Understanding who we are in Christ sets us up to be stuards of Gods grace. Don’t be discouraged, be strengthened from the inside. Paul prays that we may know the uncomprehendable love of Christ and be filled.
Again, your identity: remember you were formally excluded, now you are included. Jesus breaks down the wall of enmity and calls us to be unified in the church. Build on His foundation, build the temple with living stones.