Sunday, 24 August 2014

The Virtue of Patience

Patience is a virtue." We're all familiar with that cliché, and many of us know that patience is listed by Paul in Galatians 5:22-23 as among the fruit of the Spirit. So there's no disputing that the Christian ought to be patient. But as with most of the virtues, the biblical writers assume that we know what patience is and don't give an explicit definition. But do we? Could you define patience if you were asked? And, to make things trickier, could you do so without simply citing examples of patience? Starting with the basic definition of patience as "waiting without complaint,"' we will address some key questions. Why is patience a virtue? What are the different varieties of patience? Why is patience so difficult at times? And how is patience developed?...Know More

Ancient Horns for a Variety of Different Sounds.In ancient times the horn was a musical instrument used both in music and celebration, as well as an instrument to call the people together...Know More

No one ever said being a Christian was easy. God gives us everything and asks for everything in return—our time, our talents, ourselves. We’re called to be Christ’s ambassadors, and to reflect God in everything we do. But, in the midst of our daily lives, filled as they are with our duties, deadlines and responsibilities, we often lose track of our highest calling.What follows are a few suggestions on how to draw closer to God and better convey His love to those around you. Some are easy. Some require more effort. But all can help remind you of one key truth: As a Christian, your life is not your own....Read More

This gives us great confidence for the future. If the Lord has carried you this far, he’s not going to drop you now. You might think, "I can’t make it. I’m too weak or too wounded." And the Lord says, "We’ll make it," and he loads you on his back. You might say, "My burdens are too great," but he carries not only your burdens but you yourself. You all here today are young. Most likely you have a long way to go in your journey. You have hopes for the future, but you may also be afraid those hopes won’t be realized. You may have been wounded in the past or are suffering now, so that you’re worried about how you’re going to make it through, or what kinds of wounds you might suffer in the future. The Lord will carry you to your old age, even to your graying years. He will carry you through difficult times, delivering you time and time again until he finally delivers you from the pain of this world to the joy of the next. One other thing is for sure: The other gods aren't going to get you there....Read More

Your confession responds to the level of the Word of God that is working in you. When you are filled with God's Word, faith comes up working in you. When you are filled with God's Word, faith comes up strong. When you neglect your study and meditation time and take on the cares of this life, you stop the force of faith from coming out of your spirit. In the same way the physical body needs food for strength, the spirit of man needs spiritual food for strength. The Word of God is life to you. The more Word you have going into your spirit, the more life is coming out....Read More

In God, For You !
Team, Spiritual Alerts.