Many of us have Bibles lying around gathering dust. Some of us even carry one. But when we’re struggling with unbelief, we don’t want a scripture; we want something tangible, something emotional that we can feel. We would rather have Jesus just put His arm around us and say something about how everything will be all right. That would make us feel better. But overcoming doubt isn’t just about feeling better; it’s about getting back into faith that only comes from the Word of God (Rom. 10:17).
The confusion, hurt, and pain from that alone were probably unbearable, but then came the thoughts: We have made such sacrifices, leaving family and businesses, risking it all on the belief that Jesus was the Messiah. Might it all have been in vain? How long before they come to get us? That is real stress and pressure.
God’s love has never been or ever will be conditional. He loved you at your worst, and most Christian churches would agree with that initially. They believe you are saved by grace through faith, no matter your history, but that is often where grace stops and religion starts. And religion always puts the emphasis on the external.
I believe marriage is not about two single pieces of material sewn together; it is about thousands of threads of life-experiences from two people woven together as one. So, I waited to find the person with the right threads, the ones that were suitable for our unique marriage tapestry. The result is we are creating a beautiful history together that stems from a love that finds its roots in mutual respect.
A leader is a principal chief captain, guide, master, director, and so on. Leadership is usually an intriguing journey even on a normal day, thinking ahead, planning ahead
of time and forecasting by experience and studying in the past, present predictions of experts.
Worrying will not change anything. Not only does worry not change anything but add unnecessary stress to our day. We must accept our value and contribution to the world. God never created an unworthy and hopeless man or woman. He created and formed each one of us with a special purpose and intent. Accept yourself because you are created in His image and likeness. You are not a mistake or an unwanted being.
As with anything else, it takes additional time and effort to go the extra mile. Believe me, when I say this strategy when applied to work, and life will pay you dividends. If you are okay with being ordinary, simply follow the path of ordinary people. But if you want to be exceptional and extraordinary, follow the examples of extraordinary people.
Always make more effort than what is expected of you to be successful.
Don’t marry someone who is stingy. There are so many expenses to cater to in marriage. A stingy guy in courtship won’t suddenly become a generous husband in marriage. Don’t marry a lady that has the financial philosophy of ‘My husband’s money is our money, but my money is my money’. Marry someone who believes in the dignity of labor, who is ready to work, not a lazy fellow who just wants to be a consumer and not a contributor. Marry someone who is ready to spend on the growth and success of the family.
“For being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, not seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness.” Romans 10:3
The scripture opens our understanding to the existence of two different forms of righteousness. There is a type of Righteousness established by men and the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
Ever wondered how Esther won the heart of the King? This was possible because she sought knowledge from the people who had been with the King. Whiles the other ladies were busy depending on their own knowledge, Esther followed and submitted to the knowledge of her leader and someone who has been in the palace and knew the King.