Mayzie learns that fame and fortune is not everything and that family and friends are important in our lives. The same can be said about God. All of these material things that we think we need to survive we really do not need because nothing replaces God, family, and friends. We are all children of God and he is who we put our faith in to help guide us along the way. As christians we know that God is always with us but sometime we can still forget that fact because we get distracted.
We are often found craving something more in prayer life. However, after we have been praying and studying God for a time, it can become easy for our prayer lives to become dull. She tells us that prayer is the way in which we “communicate and commune” with God (63). We continue to investigate God as we communicate with him, but eventually prayer life seems to loose its flare. So, were do we go from here, Ruth asks.
Me and your father went to trouble to get you and Brother to church every Sunday." (Hansberry 1.1.507). Mama continuously shows her dedication towards God by going to church and making her children go to church as well. Mama states that it was a trouble to get her kids to school every Sunday but that didn't deter her from wanting to go. She pushed passed the difficulties and made going the to church a weekly routine for the family.
Praying is essential when believing in God, but praying should be meant to thanking the invisible, not asking for more. This proves how one desires for more--desires to have something beyond what the eyes can see. What if the God we claim to know is only The Creator, not a
Jesus loves me unconditionally no matter how many times I fail or mess up; he loves me with the same love always. How can I become better at loving God in the same way that he loves me? Consistency in my morning devotional time and evening prayer time seems like a good start, but even then, this way of loving Him seems so shallow. I am undeserving of God’s perfect love, yet he is satisfied if we just love him to the best of our ability and strive to me more like Him every
Diversity/Culture – Beauty of the different people and worldviews we are surrounded with, which was created by God for His glory. 12. Determination – Pursuing your dreams, while using failures to strengthen yourself. IV. Core Values – The core values that shape your understanding of Christian character and guide your decisions.
I did missed dozens. Some time I even got distracted and forgot to go to church, but I always try to make it up. But in my opinion, it’s not just praying, there are many way of worshiping god, hard work, studying is also a way to give respect to him. In the end, Jimmy believed that he did balanced himself between his Religious activities and his studies in a way that is healthy for him. It is clear for him that it played a great role in his life as it did contribute to his study at least on a psychological
The Book of Proverbs teaches on wisdom, tradition, and raises questions of values and moral behavior. As a Christian one must accept His instruction and apply it to their lives and then they will see the benefits of His instruction. In reading Proverbs 13, God says that one should take heed and follow the direction that is given. Believers should accept what is being told to them in a cheerful manner, to listen with intent and then to go forth with diligence. How they respond will determine the consequences and how it will affect the world in which they live.
The Bible tells Christiansin the book of John 3: 16, to love one another just the same way God loves them and sent His only son to rescue them from sin. The Bible does not want Christians to go in to war with fellow Christians nor to seek revenge but to ask God for help. Christians are allowed to choose their leaders and ask God for guidance in order to choose the right leader (Dockery &Thornbury, 2002). Leadership also comes from God and whoever has been elected as the leader holds a divine position that should be respected by the followers. God expects leaders to be wise in their decisions and rule justly.
Additionally, everyday I reminisce on everything God has taught me and I utilize this wisdom to not only grow closer in my relationship with Him, but also to guide other people to Him. If I continue to dedicate my life to Christ each and every day, then the spine tingling leap of faith will all be worth it in the
Scriptural rambling can bring confusion to younger Christians because they are not equipped yet to follow. However, when it comes to the older Christians, can feed their pride and lead to sin. Collins stated,”the purpose of the sermon is to edify the congregation in their faith, not to convince them that you swallowed a chain reference Bible or a seminary Rolodex.” Therefore, we should only use and teach messages that the congregations can