Consider the fruit—laziness yields selfishness; rest readies us for service. Laziness procrastinates and avoids our responsibilities, rest reenergizes us to undertake those responsibilities. Continue reading Am I Resting or Just Being Lazy?
God actually cares very much about our happiness. Holiness and happiness were never intended to be pitted against each other. On the contrary, growth in holiness increases happiness. Continue reading Does God Care About My Happiness or Holiness? Both.
Freedom from people-pleasing is actually what frees us to serve others best. It allows us to serve out of joy instead of fear, to be imitators of Christ instead of strivers for recognition. Continue reading Let Jesus Set You Free from People-Pleasing
We are called to dress modestly to honor our bodies, not because we are ashamed of them! Modesty matters to God, because we matter to God. He wants our bodies treated with the same honor that he bestows upon them. Continue reading Why Does God Care What I Wear?
Good works are an essential and inevitable component of the Christian life because they are the fruit of saving faith. Continue reading Saving Faith Always Produces Good Works
The Father, Son, and Spirit work in perfect unity to accomplish salvation, but there are several key ways that the Spirit works particularly in the application of salvation. Continue reading The Spirit’s Work in Salvation
What should we do when we observe an area of weakness in our friend, or small group, or church that should be addressed for the glory of God? Continue reading How to be Gracious with Criticism
One way God helps us become holy is by surrounding us with Christians who imitate him in ways that we don’t yet. Continue reading Comparison Is a Key to Godliness
When we’re blindsided by our sins—falling to those temptations we thought we didn’t struggle with or were too mature for, there are three truths that can help us not lose heart. Continue reading 3 Helpful Reminders When We’re Surprised By Our Sin
God, we cannot transform ourselves. Reshape our hearts until they mirror your own. Continue reading God, Transform Us