Decision-making can fill us with anxiety. What if I make the wrong choice? Sometimes we extend the necessary time to make a decision out of fear. But what if I told you decisions shouldn’t cause us so much stress? What if I told you that as believers we have God’s Word as a perfect standard to bring our questions to? What if I told you that despite what you choose, it is still entirely in God’s hands? What if I told you that we are blessed with the gift of wisdom for the decisions that don’t have black-and-white answers? Would any of this relieve your anxiety, friend?Read More
Shortly after I became a believer, I still lived by my feelings rather than my faith. I doubted my salvation because it didn’t feel real. I struggled to believe that God still loved me when I sinned because I couldn’t feel his love. I often gave into my sins because it felt better than obedience. My worship time was completely regulated by my feelings as well—if I felt near to God, then I had worshipped effectively and rightly.
Do you live by your feelings? Do you live in a similar way that I did? If so, we need to consider what God’s Word has to say about our feelings, and what living by faith actually looks like.Read More
She said that pride proceeds a fall, and likewise God will humble you when you begin to think you have learned the art of humility.
Whether you think you are already a pretty humble person, or you think you need lots of growth in the area of humility, here are six characteristics of a humble woman of God.Read More
However, that is not the grace-filled response to discernment. You don’t need to stop warning others and pointing out false teachings in order to be gracious. You can be both a grace-filled and discerning church member simultaneously. But first, it requires remembering the grace of the gospel.Read More
Suddenly, one-by-one, the people stop what they are doing and begin to look up. You turn and look up to the highest place of the town. On one side, a group of fair young women are calling out harmoniously. On the other, a woman dressed in scarlet cloth and revealing attire sits beckoning to the crowd.
Both sides are calling out, so it is a bit difficult to decipher what is being said, so you turn to the young women to focus in what they are saying.Read More
Proverbs 4 may sound a bit like that when you first read it. The father (Solomon) repeatedly tells his son to be attentive, to accept, to listen to, to remember, and to keep wisdom. But there’s a reason for this continual emphasis. Though we may reply, “I know, I know,” we still forget and still turn away from wisdom when foolishness appears better. We need to be reminded of why this pursuit of wisdom is so important, and we need to be encouraged to keep chasing after wisdom because we will never fully attain it.Read More
In my striving to be godly woman and wife (and future mother) I become discouraged with this woman. How does she do all that she does? I try to fulfill my to-do list with the same activities as her: teaching, service, housework, cooking, jobs, and loving my husband, all the while forcing myself to have a blessed attitude about everything. In the midst, studying theology and reading my Bible are at the bottom of my to-do list.
In such a pursuit, I forget that the foundations for such a woman is not works, but theology. A woman who is a theologian first can in turn do the good works, teach with wisdom, discern truth, smile at the future, and fear God. Each of these aspects that make up her godly beauty begin with a firm knowledge of the truth.Read More
Discernment is known as the ministry is which a person warns others of false teachers and their teachings. They point out their errors and direct us back to Scripture where the truth is proclaimed. This has the possibility is being a gracious gift to the church. However it can, by means of sinful man, become something monstrous when it is based on conscience issues, facts are founded on lies, rudeness is prominent, and God’s glory is not the goal.Read More