Daily DevotionsAre you looking to hear a word from God today? Browse our Daily Devotions each day to connect with him.
Do you like to argue? Do you like to fight it out verbally with others just to make your point? What does the Bible say about arguing and fighting? Should we abstain from arguing, strive for peace, or carefully pick our fights?
How do we know if we are growing? Are we moving forward and past the things that trip us up, or are we still faltering over the same things? Are we thinking about others and how to help or encourage their walk with God, or are we focused only on ourselves? Are we willing to hear and face things that may not be comfortable to realize about ourselves?
Growth is difficult and does not happen by accident, but it is certainly essential. Asking questions like this can give us an idea if we are growing in our faith or not. If you, like me, find yourself not where you want to be, how do you get there?
How do we grow?
Do small prayers seem silly to you? Maybe you feel okay approaching God with the big things, like health scares, accidents, job losses, or marriage crises. But what about the everyday small things? Do they really matter to God?
Have you every found yourself questioning if God’s promises are trustworthy? Jacob faced the same doubts when he journeyed home to face his brother. In a desperate need to know if God will come through on His word, Jacob cries out to God and reminds Him of His promises to him.
We all have places of pride in our lives. We glory in what we know how to do, and forget that we are helpless without Christ. What can we do in these situations? When is it ok to be prideful? We must run to God’s Word! What scriptures can we use to point ourselves to the All-Sufficient Christ?
People respond to trials and pressure filled circumstances in various ways. Some panic, some ignore, some even reject the problem’s existence. We do not get to choose our trials, but we do get to choose how we respond to pressure filed circumstances. This of course raises the question, “how should the Christian respond to COVID-19?”. In James 1:2-8, James the brother of our Lord provides all believers a manual in how to respond to trial.