I think most of us could agree that out beliefs have the power to no only define who we are but also influence the trajectory of our lives. If we believe this is true, then wouldn’t it be imperative for us to know what we believe and why we believe it, especially when it comes to God?
Over the past year God has challenged us, as the Journey, to step up in some big ways because he wanted to show up and do immeasurably more through us. Stepping up has been fun and amazing but other times it was down right tough. Through these ups and downs, we ultimately come away celebrating, not because of our strength or accomplishments, but because of God’s goodness.
I. Don’t. Know. Those three small words are words no one likes saying, because not knowing is a frustrating and scary place to be. It makes us wonder if things would be easier if we knew everything about our lives RIGHT NOW.
As parents we know that raising our children can be both a rewarding and exhausting challenge. And sometimes it can feel like we’re losing touch. With smart phones, ipads, social media and countless other distractions, it doesn’t take long to start wondered if we are really able to get through to our kids.
Biographies are written about people who have influenced the course of history or have done something spectacular. Countless accounts have outlined the lives of amazing heroes, scientific geniuses and creative revolutionaries. However, there is one biography that not only tells a story, but was also penned specifically to break the rules and push back boundaries.
I don’t know about you but streaming sights like Netflix and Hulu have changed the way I watch tv. I get to watch what I want whenever I want. No commercials, no scheduling conflicts and no more waiting months for a finale.
What comes to mind when you hear the word church? Maybe it’s a little wooden building with a steeple or maybe it’s creaking pews and a list of the Ten Commandments? But, what if the church is something else entirely? What if church isn’t a place or a building?
There is a longing within us to experience God’s power and love in our lives, so why is it that so often we feel guilty, defeated, and trapped. The bible is clear, God intends for His people to live a life of freedom.