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Submitting to God’s Will

October 17, 2019
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What is it like, submitting to God’s will?

Recently, I was having a discussion with a relative about something they wanted for themselves. We were talking about praying to God about this goal that my relative wanted to achieve. She wanted to know that God would grant her what she wanted to achieve. I think this is where many of us, including believers, have difficulty with trusting God. Submitting to God’s will is not what we set out to do; instead, we want God to submit to our will.

I pointed out to her that she should pray about this goal, but when she prayed about it, she must show humility to God. I told her to pray the words, ‘If it is Your will…if it is not Your will, help me to receive Your answer and accept whatever that answer is.’

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Spirituality

Accidental Life or Not?

September 22, 2019

Photo credit: Greg Rakozy/Unsplash

 

Is our life accidental or not?

 Whether we know it or not, we are all searching for something.

At the core of us, we all are searching for belonging.  Everyone wants to know that we matter to someone and that when we are gone, there will be people grieving the loss of us.

Most people tend to seek from humans what only God can provide. We tend to look for our deepest joys and our life purposes in our mates, careers, and children. As long as we as we practice these habits, we will be filled with disappointment and sometimes, deep sadness.

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Spirituality

Becoming a Vessel for God’s Glory

August 22, 2019
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Have you ever wanted to become a vessel for God’s glory?

Over the last year, I’ve prayed to God to be used as a vessel for His purposes on Earth. I used to believe that He used powerful people to do powerful works.  During the last few months, I spent a lot of time studing the Bible and listening to sermons, I’ve come to learn that God simply meets a need with a need. He is looking for people who will submit to His power and humble themselves before Him, so that He can work through them and in them.

That sounds so simple, but WE become powerful forces when we truly align ourselves with God. The catch is, we must be wholly submitted to Him. We cannot dictate to Him that we only want to be used in one way or another, or only at certain times.

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Spirituality

Is the Bible Still Relevant?

July 30, 2019
Picture of a Bible with cup of coffe

 4 Reasons Why It Still Is…

Do People Still Own Bibles?

…Is the Bible Still Releant?

 

…Do People Still Own Bibles?

 

I started pondering this question after one of my daily reading of the Holy Bible, KJV Bible app. There was an ad at the top of the page asking for donations towards Bible translations. That got me to thinking about access to the Bible.

It dawned on me that this is another privilege that I have is that I have grown up around Bibles my entire lives. I read from my physical Bible daily, even when my relationship was difficult with God. It was like there was always a pull toward the Bible for me, I have never stopped fully reading the Bible.

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7 Ways to Hear from God

July 26, 2019
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I think that we’ve all, at some point or another, wondered whether God truly exists. And we’ve all wondered, if He does exist, does He care about me?

I know that for a long time, I believed He existed, but I believed that He only wanted to punish me for the wrongs I knew that I had done. After finally letting go of my fear, and embracing my search for Him, I begun to see that He had been present all the time. The truth is God is with you, whether you think He is there or not. I also began to see that He is always speaking to us, but we tend to get in our own way.

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