A New You

You are loved. You are redeemed. The old is gone, the new has come. Do you believe that?

If you are like me, I have struggled to believe I am a new creation. We are quick to take the title, “New Creation” but slow to let that sink in. Think about it. 2 Corinthians 5 tells us those who are in Christ are new creatures. I don’t always feel that way.

The RPT Process

I don’t know about you but that passage seems impossible to actually live. How could I possibly rejoice always when everything around me is burning? How could I possibly pray without ceasing? I already struggle to pray once a day. How could I possibly be thankful in all circumstances? ALL CIRCUMSTANCES? Life is tough and often unpredictable. One-day things can be going well and then you get a phone call that radically changes everything.

Living Hope

I hate feeling hopeless. I hate seeing other people feel hopeless.

I recently went on a personal journey to try and understand hope on a deeper level. I wanted to figure out what hope was so I would know where to look. I stumbled upon this passage of scripture and it changed my life. I want to share with you four key lessons that I learned about hope from 1 Peter 1:3-4.

Responding To Gossip

All of us have been both on the giving and receiving end of gossip. Whether it be gossip that is true or gossip that is false, we have pretty much all been on both sides of the coin. This is not about the truthfulness of gossip. This post is simply about how we can respond when we are on the receiving end of gossip. How can you respond when you find out that someone is talking behind your back? 

 

Stop Making Excuses and Follow

Every day we are given the choice to follow God faithfully or to ignore our call to follow. Our response to this daily decision is of the utmost importance. With every major decision, we are presented with many excuses as to why we don’t do things. Just like with other areas in our life, we can make excuses as to why we won’t follow God on a daily basis.

I want to map out three major areas that we often use to make excuses.