Inner Healing Is the Fruit of the Spirit
Years ago, when I came to the Lord, my primary reason was to achieve inner peace. Everything I saw in the Bible pointed to being anxious for nothing and casting all my cares on the Lord in order to arrive at this state. I never viewed freedom from worry, anger, unforgiveness, and addictions as a special healing that occurred apart from a relationship of unconditional trust in the Lord. How can . . .
We Don’t Need to Hear a Voice from God—Loud or Still
You would hear of people claiming that they are doing what they do because God spoke to them. Others would also say that it is God’s “voice” that guides them. Yet in my life of faith I have learned that this path can lead to frustration instead of actual accomplishment.
You see, people who say that they hear God speak to them would also explain that they are not actually hearing an au . . .
Transformational Repentance Causes Personal Redemption
What is repentance? The common answer describes it as recognizing that one has sinned and consequently feeling remorse. Yet repentance as described in the Word is deeper in meaning. The Bible illustrates repentance as a transition from dependence on oneself to a dependence on God.
This change is very meaningful since repentance involves a submission of ourselves to God. We entrust to him ou . . .
Which God Do You Believe In?
If you are asked which God you believe in, what would you say? Many people would find it easy to answer, naming their own God. But faith is more complicated than meets the eye. One important aspect that contributes to the complexity is the concept of creator and creation.
The Word tells us that God is our creator and through him all things were made. That as a statement is simple. Yet there . . .