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Month: February 2014

The Sacred Art of Decision-Making

The Sacred Art of Decision-Making

Do you avoid choosing? Do you push decision-making as far as possible? Or do you like everything settled, clear and precise? I guess that depends on your personality (Whether you are P or J in the Myers-Briggs type indicator). I’ve learned of myself that I would like to keep my options open until I am 100% sure that my decision is the right one. But rarely do we have that kind of certainty in life, do we? We have to…

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Rekindle Your Faith

Rekindle Your Faith

You know that faith is a gift from God. You can’t earn it, you can just receive it. Just as spiritual gifts in general, also faith is inspired and brought to pass by one and the same Holy Spirit.  All these gifts have a common origin, but are handed out one by one by the one Spirit of God. He decides who gets what, and when. (1 Cor. 12:11, MSG) If you have had the pleasure to receive the gift of…

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The Spiritual Immune System, part 3/4

The Spiritual Immune System, part 3/4

Do you have a strong spiritual immune system? Are you robust in spiritual health? How do you maintain it? How can you boost your own spiritual immune system? Let’s continue our journey towards healthy spiritual immune system. In the first part of the series I presented a formula for spiritual health. We need to have a healthy diet and a good balance of exercise and rest. All that together equals as the spiritual immune system. God (the Spiritual Immune System)…

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Pointers for Finding Your Voice (and Raising It for the Glory of God)

Pointers for Finding Your Voice (and Raising It for the Glory of God)

Finding your voice and your place in this world makes our life meaningful. It takes time, lots of prayer and honest soul-searching. Here are some pointers to help you along the way. First of all, we need humility to realize God is God and we are not. This is the bottom line. Until we accept this, we can’t find balance. Until we surrender to God, we won’t have peace. But when we do, our life gets grounded and we are…

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God Answers Prayer {Guest Post by Jennifer White}

God Answers Prayer {Guest Post by Jennifer White}

Today, Jennifer White of Prayerfully Speaking, joins us to share her journey of faith with an excerpt from her free ebook: Prayers Spoken, Lives Changed: God’s Extraordinary Love in 18 Ordinary Lives. Let this testimony of God’s faithfulness to answer our prayers encourage you. —– I learned the hard way that faith in God is only a phrase unless I have knowledge and experience to apply to it. In my first marriage, my faith in God was based on what…

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The Spiritual Immune System, part 2

The Spiritual Immune System, part 2

Last week we started our journey towards healthy spiritual immune system. I presented a formula for spiritual health. God (the Spiritual Immune System) : Father (Rest) + Son (Nutrition)+ Holy Spirit(Exercise). We need to have a healthy diet and a good balance of exercise and rest. All that together equals as the spiritual immune system. [This second part of the series will be about the Father/Rest in the equation. The third part will be about the Son/Nutrition and the fourth…

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Friends with Jesus

Friends with Jesus

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Finland as Friends’ Day. In some ways I think it captures the heart of Valentine’s Day even better when it does not exclude all but romantic love. And having friends is one of the best things in life, don’t you think? So worth of celebrating. But just think what it would be like to be friends with Jesus? And the best news is that’s exactly what Jesus wants to be with us. You are My…

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The Spiritual Immune System, part 1

The Spiritual Immune System, part 1

Now is the flu season. The best way to avoid catching a cold is to boost your immune system. What do you think? Do we need to have a spiritual immune system? I think so. Life is hard, life is rough, life is difficult – even if we don’t talk about spiritual battles. Our faith is on trial every single day. In order to be able to feel spiritually well and live our lives according to God’s will we need…

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God Cares

God Cares

Do you have any idea how much God cares for you? Because God’s love for you is boundless. God went to great lengths to make a way for us to get back to him. But even that’s not all. God wants to care for you right now, right where you are. God cares for you more than you ever know. No matter what you’ve done or left undone. You are loved. I waited a long time for the Eternal;     He…

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Is Prayer Necessary?

Is Prayer Necessary?

Why do you pray? Is prayer necessary? What do you think? God knows everything already anyway. Why should we take time to pray then? What’s the point of prayer after all? Good questions. Let’s find out whether prayer is necessary at all. Sometimes when we don’t understand something, it helps to change perspectives. So let’s do it now. Let’s take God’s perspective on prayer. Why do you think God wants us to pray? God does not need our list of…

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