Christian Hospitality

Christian Hospitality

Have you ever been touched by someone’s hospitality? Good for you. Christian hospitality at its best is profoundly touching. I am in the learning process of this scriptural and spiritual way of serving others. I want to practice Christian hospitality myself. How about you? Do not forget or neglect or refuse to extend hospitality to strangers [in the brotherhood—being friendly, cordial, and gracious, sharing the comforts of your home and doing your part generously], for through it some have entertained…

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Called to Grow in Faith

Called to Grow in Faith

Last week I wrote about how believing needs to begin again every morning. That’s why none of us can boast of our faith, we are all beggars of grace. But this does not mean that we weren’t called to grow in faith. Faith is not a pill we swallow once in our lifetime. Rather it is an organic connection with God we are all invited to enter. And this is where we can grow in faith. We are called to…

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Believing Needs to Begin Again Every Morning

Believing Needs to Begin Again Every Morning

Do you struggle with constancy in your faith life? Having some ups and downs is normal, even dry seasons are part of our faith journey. But it is helpful to learn to take care of one’s faith to avoid pitfalls when possible. How do we do that? Basically, we stick to it every single day. Believing needs to begin again every morning. With yesterday’s manna we don’t get very far. Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,    for…

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The Sin Underneath All Our Sins

The Sin Underneath All Our Sins

What do you think? Why is it so hard to understand we are not supposed to take the reins of our own lives? That we are meant to trust God to provide all we need? We might even have figured that yesterday but then again come morning we struggle with it again. Well, this is the sin underneath all our sins. And that’s why need to start again every morning.  Just like Adam and Eve did not trust God to…

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Five Things I Hope You Know

Five Things I Hope You Know

Life is not an easy ride. But there are things that can make it a bit brighter and more meaningful. Because Jesus changes everything. For better. So here are some things I hope you know. Hopefully, they will bless you. Five things I hope you know You are loved. Everything starts with love. We need love to bloom and that’s why we seek it anywhere and everywhere. But many of life’s miserable things come from this search for love. Don’t…

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It Is Finished for You – but not in You

It Is Finished for You – but not in You

After vacation, it can be really hard to get back to the grind. There are of course many reasons for this. But it helps to realize perfection is not required of you. Not even on a good day and especially not right after vacation. So it’s totally okay to be slow and a bit disoriented. Even now you can rest in grace and wait for good because God is good. God has not forgotten you. Actually, he has provided everything….

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Preparing for the Future

Preparing for the Future

One of the best ways to prepare for the future is – surprise, surprise – to reminisce the past. It’s something you can do while sunbathing on the beach or resting in the hammock. Who knew preparing for the future could be this fun? Here are three questions to help you in the process: When has God proved to be faithful in your life? Have you experienced God’s guidance in your life? If yes, when? When have you marveled God’s…

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Believe and Stand by Faith

Believe and Stand by Faith

Sometimes we make simple things complicated. Unfortunately, we do that to faith too. And by doing so we create a new religion of works. But salvation is really simple. So simple that even a child can understand. It’s based on the work of Jesus, not ours. Because Jesus died for our sins, we can be saved by grace through faith in Jesus. We just need to believe. And stand by faith. If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in…

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Is God Distant or Is He just Silent?

Is God Distant or Is He just Silent?

Many people say God feels distant. But we can’t trust our feelings in spiritual matters. But I understand if God feels distant, it’s easy to also doubt his existence. And that can cause all kinds of problems. But is there anything we could do? Is God distant or is he just silent? Sometimes God is silent and then we just need to wait. We all get dry spells along our spiritual journey, the trick is to know what to do…

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Pay More Attention to Jesus than Anything Else

Pay More Attention to Jesus than Anything Else

If you’re wondering how to deal with life’s challenges or loud critics, my advice for you is very simple: Look up to Jesus and everything else will fade away. This might sound too optimistic or idealistic but nonetheless, it works. Changing perspective always works. But when we focus on Jesus, it’s even better than that. Focusing on Jesus brings God to our aid. And that changes everything, don’t you think? So pay more attention to Jesus than anything else and…

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