My thoughts about life

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Life is power and energy. When you’re alive, you can do things. When you’re not alive — that is, when you’re dead — you’re done. There’s nothing else you can do. To be alive, and to continue to do so, and to thrive as well, you need to interact and engage with realities outside of yourself. For instance, you need …

Stories in our Heads

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Stories are powerful. They’re not like mere ideas. Stories, especially those that are well told, can capture us totally, making our bodies act or react in unusual ways. We behave according to our emotions, even though we may claim that our minds are in control. Honestly, most of us are motivated by what we feel at the moment. We are …

Responding to Difficulties

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Difficulties are quite normal. No one is exempted from them. But whatever type of difficulty we are in, our response to it will determine whether we will in fact benefit from it or not. For example, if we question God’s goodness because He allowed it to happen, we may become bitter toward Him and not pray to Him anymore. Or …

Faith and Knowledge

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It’s important to add knowledge to your faith. Without it you will just go through the motions of being religious but ignorant at the same time. The Christian life is not a sprint but a long journey of perseverance in the right direction. Many start with a bang but quickly end with a limp. Some are excited at first, especially …

Such an honor

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Some people are excited when they visit a new place. Others are thrilled to experience new food. But to see someone become a new creation in Christ is totally awesome! Many have yet to experience the joy of helping another person see and understand the liberating truth of the Gospel and decide to follow Christ from then on. Nothing beats …

Spiritual Maturity

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There’s a practical way to determine your spiritual maturity. Just look at the quality of your choices. You know you’re growing when you’re now choosing what is good. When you know why you’re choosing it, that’s even better. When you’re choosing it in spite of your emotions, or its results, but because you know it’s right and good, then you …