Articles: Food for Thought
Every once in a while we'll be challenged by something we read, something somebody says, or something that comes to mind when we're meditating on the Scriptures or deep in prayer. The articles included in this section are here because we were challenged to change our thinking as we encountered these ideas. Because transformation happens by the renewing of the mind (Romans 12:2), we hope that you will experience the transforming power of the Holy Spirit as you dwell on these thoughts.
I saw a post on Facebook that was emotional, moving, and very inspirational. It included a video of a condor that was being released into the wild. The video in the post now has over 19 million views and says the bird had lived for years in a zoo. It was unclear as to why it was in the zoo, but the release back into the environment in which it had been created to live was awe-inspiring.
There is many a time in our walk with God when we must remind ourselves that if our hearts are surrendered and we are seeking Him in our attitudes and actions, in our plans and decisions, then our steps are indeed ordered of the Lord.
Have you ever felt as Abram must have felt when he prepared to turn his back on Haran and step out into the vast unknown? So often we think the first person God spoke to about the land of Canaan was Abram, later called Abraham.
From World to Wilderness to Promise
Much of the emphasis in the modern church world has to do with avoiding the snares of the world, and well it should be! If we love the world, or the things of the world, we simply cannot serve Jesus.
Is It Good or Is It God?
Both Proverbs 14:12 and 16:25 reveal to us that, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death." There are many things we consider on a daily basis which may seem good or right or spiritual, and may be the way things are normally done.
What is Humility?
I've been thinking a lot about humility lately. God told us that He would heal our land if His people would do four things: humble themselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Fruit That Remains
I recently heard a message by a wonderful Bible teacher, a very humble man who I respect immensely. He was teaching on the purpose for our lives, and laid his foundation with two primary principles from the Scriptures;
Some Thoughts on Prayer
I've recently been thinking a lot about prayer. As is probably true for most of us, I desire to see a miraculous, supernatural move of God that surpasses "all that we could ask or think..." (Ephesians 3:20).
The Influence of the Holy Spirit
Once upon a time there was a piece of iron, which was very strong and very hard. Many attempts had been made to break it, but all had failed.
How Much is Enough?
Here's an article written by an anonymous author that says something to us about contentment. It may speak to your heart about the "workaholism" we see in our society...
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