Tag: Sacrifice

Witness Well

Prayers of trust during times of uncertainty

God did not become flesh to tolerate us or because he felt sorry for us. He came to sacrifice Himself unconditionally in place of us. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13)

God invites us to test Him

“Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty.”  (Malachi 3:10) Upon viewing pictures of winter landscapes and seeing vast layers of fresh snow, I can’t help but place myself there. High up in the mountains. Viewing jagged peaks from afar. Seeing wisps of my breath in the crisp cold air. Those are moments I want …

How worship reflects our trust in God

How much do we really trust God? Perhaps one of the best ways to gauge that question is in our worship. Does our worship today reflect our relationship with God or is it far more influenced by the culture from which we live?

How to set spiritual goals that receive God’s approval

People are sometimes inspired to set goals for themselves. Resolutions are made at the beginning of each year that are designed to improve a person’s well being. Some goals are associated with career and some seek to increase their wealth. Whatever the goal, a measure of sacrifice and discipline is required to accomplish them. What about …