Friday, March 9, 2018

“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” ‭Philippians‬ ‭3:14‬ ‭(NLT)

Have you ever wondered if it’d be better or more rewarding to live a life of striving for the world’s approval instead of God’s? I have. I have thought about how doing things that God doesn’t necessarily recommend or approve of can bring so much happiness and popularity in this world and society. The difference is, however, that these things are temporary and won’t last.

If we’re honest, we’ve all experienced these thoughts and feelings, but the reality is that we are eternal beings, so we have to live lives focused on the “upward call” described by Paul in today's verse. It is difficult to be the person who doesn’t always do whatever they want, doesn’t go to the party, doesn’t exalt themselves for popularity, or doesn’t put others down to be funny....

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit."  Galatians 5:25 (NIV)

Up until about my sophomore year of high school, I'd never felt like I had temptations- especially not of things like partying and wild living. As I looked around and saw some of my Christian friends struggling with the convictions of alcohol, sex, and/or drugs, I never had any of those types of temptations. So, you can imagine my surprise as I now, in my senior year of high school, am being strongly tempted and lured in by those things. It would be easy for me to just give in once or twice, because it's not affecting anyone but me, right? Wrong! For the Holy Spirit to flow smoothly through our lives, we must allow the Spirit to guide us in every area of our lives- even those areas in which we are tempted. The devil wants us to give in and damage our witness as well, beca...

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