Be an encourager
A young man tells his Dad that he wants to move out so he could be free. Free to make his own decisions. Six months later he realized that he was not ready and needed to come back home so he could have the freedoms he lost when he moved out into the world.
True freedom is knowing and understanding the truth that Jesus teaches us in his word. The truth sets you free from temptation and sin.
The young man learned that his temptations were wrong when they went against
Do you have Hope in your Faith or Faith in your Hope? Do you have hope that your Faith is real? Is your Faith dependent on your Hope or is your Hope dependent on your Faith? What is the deference between Hope and Faith?
Faith is believing something to be true. To have faith in something you must believe that it is exactly as you perceive it is. We use the term “fact” to be something that is an unmovable truth. Like the fact; one plus one equals two, this is a fact that is an unmovable
As Christians we have insight to situations that others do not have. For example; When you and a friend meet at school and you find out that your friend has been invited to another persons house without inviting you. When this happens or something similar, the first thing that comes to mind is hurt. And immediately following comes a barrage of thoughts that are trying to figure out why you were not invited. All of these thoughts are based on lies and if you continue to play with these thoughts than
Last night while working, it suddenly occurred to me why not pray, praise, sing, talk to my Lord Jesus. After all I spend pretty much 8 hrs working alone. I don't listen to music while at work...yet I thank God for the inspirational thougth. And that is exactly what I proceeded to do. I started of with a prayer/songish kind of thing, then I'd talk to God, then I'd sing, praise or even got quiet to ponder what my feelings and thoughts were in my relationship with Jesus,
The Apostle Paul indicated that there was one hope of our calling as saints:
1 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,
2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love,
3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you