How can Christians glorify God in their relationships? Whether it is in friendship, dating, or marriage, how can we glorify God in how we interact with those we love?
Does God really care about your human relationships? Does he care about what’s going on between two friends? Does God care about who you like or don’t like romantically? Does God just shrug his shoulders when you ask him about that person you had extra-long eye contact with? Does God care what methods you are using in your dating life? Does he care about who you decide to marry?
Why do humans love art depicting natural beauty when we can go experience that beauty in the real world firsthand? What value is there in these secondhand experiences captured on a canvas?
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Wouldn’t it be odd for a child to open all her presents on Christmas morning and then go into her room, look into the mirror, and give herself a high five for being so deserving of such great gifts?
Applying the Bible to modern life is a phrase we can often say without knowing what we really mean. So what do we mean when we say “apply God’s word?”
Should you make promises to God? It’s tempting to make a promise to God after you sin in some terrible way, “God, I promise I will never do that again if your forgive me.” Or when you want something desperately, it’s easy to say something like, “God, I promise I will serve you my whole life if you do this one thing for me.”
To cut right to the answer for the question, “Should you make promises to God?” the answer is “No.” Christianity is not about making promises to God. Christianity is about relying on the promises of God.
In this “How to Hear God” series, we have talked about the three most common ways to hear God’s voice: Through his word, through the Holy Spirit’s impressions on your heart, and through the circumstances of your life.
In closing we must acknowledge that sometimes, despite out best efforts and methods, we can find it difficult to hear what God is saying to do. So what should you do when you cannot hear the voice of God? What should you do when you don’t have clarity on his will for you?
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As children we imagined we would find the perfect spouse, the perfect job, buy the perfect house, go on perfect adventures, and well . . . have the perfect life. Somewhere along the way, however, we quickly realized we will experience many things on this earth, but perfection is certainly not one of them.
In our world, when someone seeks to exalt themselves, they are usually doing it at the expense of pushing others down. But God is not like this. He’s not like kids on a playground.