Praying for the Right Kind of Strength

Have you ever prayed for supernatural strength in some form? Maybe you want the strength of God to overcome an illness or some other form of physical ailment. Maybe you want to have the ability to work hard without feeling exhaustion. Maybe you want to find the strength to find a solution to a lifeContinue reading “Praying for the Right Kind of Strength”

Can Christians Be Victims?

Blessed are you. That’s something Jesus said a lot. Blessed are the poor. Blessed are those who mourn. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake. Blessed are you when men revile you, persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be glad! Great is yourContinue reading “Can Christians Be Victims?”

Get Behind Me, Satan

The idea of Christian suffering is heart-wrenching. I do not relish in it whatsoever. However, I do know that suffering in this life pales in comparison to the goodness sewn in the Kingdom of Heaven. I would rather see myself or someone I love to suffer in this short life and reap a great andContinue reading “Get Behind Me, Satan”

Sin on All Sides, Death in Front, and Peace Within

What do you do, as a God-fearing Christian, when you are faced with a seemingly impossible scenario? If you go to the left, to the right, or turn back, there is sin. So, all you can do is move forward knowing that the steps you are taking are going to be painful and the endContinue reading “Sin on All Sides, Death in Front, and Peace Within”

Considering Proverbs 9:11

11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased. If we follow the wisdom and will of God, then generally, we can expect to live a long life when compared to a life lived outside of the wisdom and will of God. However, there are always twoContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:11”

Self Image Reformation Part 4: Ideals and Idols

An ideal is anything, such as a person or idea, that represents that which is suitable or perfect. The ideals we hold vary depending on what is most important to us. The severity of attachment to our ideals can also vary from harmless to deadly. There are many ideals. Here are a few: There areContinue reading “Self Image Reformation Part 4: Ideals and Idols”

Chastisement and Suffering (Complete Series)

Part 1: Introduction Do Christians experience chastisement from God? What about suffering? There are different ideas about these topics, and I expect these ideas to come up in the future, so I think it is worth looking into. There are multiple perspectives and teachings about the chastisement of God and suffering in the life ofContinue reading “Chastisement and Suffering (Complete Series)”

Chastisement and Suffering Part 4: Final Thoughts

In this article I want to address some of the ideas mentioned in Part 1 of this series that I forgot to elaborate on. Should Christians feel shame? Is the feeling of shame a form of chastisement from God? A Christian might experience some form of shame before turning to Jesus, but once we haveContinue reading “Chastisement and Suffering Part 4: Final Thoughts”

Chastisement and Suffering Part 3: Should Christians Expect Suffering?

Suffering is not easy to think about, so it is understandable that many would shy away from the topic. Even so, we all suffer. This life is full of difficulties. Rather than denying the reality of Christian suffering, we should consider suffering as an expected part of Christian life. In so doing, we can findContinue reading “Chastisement and Suffering Part 3: Should Christians Expect Suffering?”