How do you take time to rest? I’m not talking about what you do on the weekends when you’re off work. I’m talking about how you weave rest into the very fabric of your day-to-day life. Jesus understood what it was like to be busy. He taught people daily, performed miracles, and traveled from town to town. But he also understood the importance of rest. And not just any type of rest—true rest. The kind of rest that would sustain him and prepare him for the work that God called him to do on eart...
I can look around the world and see instances of all kinds of trouble, suffering, insecurity. I can look in my own life and see the same. So, if my hope lies in getting rid of the trouble, I am not doing very well at getting to hope.
Welcome to a new podcast, Christian Meditation with Anita. And this is the first episode. Welcome. Over the last four years, meditation has begun to change my life. A session of meditation before I write calms and focuses my mind and helps me gather my thoughts. It is the most effective way I know
Being forsaken happens all too often. Sometimes without good reason or an explanation. A husband abandons his wife for another woman. A prodigal forsakes his faith and family. A friend dumps another. It hurts. How can it not? Being forsaken speaks of rejection, of being left, abandoned; and it leaves us feeling bewildered, with bruised hearts. But that is when God mercifully leans in and reassuringly whispers into our profoundly sore souls, "I will not fail you or forsake you." God's Perpetual
Who is allowed into God’s presence? The Psalmist answers this way: Those who despise flagrant sinners, and honor the faithful followers of the Lord, and keep their promises even when it hurts. -Psalm 15:4, NLT If we believe the Bible and the Psalmist here, this means those who celebrate the adulterous will not enter God’s presence. … Continue reading "Allowed in God’s Presence"
This post was first published in July, 2016. —ed. Most of the modern discussion about the Holy Spirit focuses on His supposedly ongoing miraculous and revelatory ministries. But despite what the charismatic church would have us believe, the Spirit is not revealing new truth and prophecies to God’s people today. Nor is He is deploying … Continued