Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Proverbs 3:9, NLT.
MANAGING FINANCES – Lately my baby was fighting a cold. Her tiny nose was stuffed and she was struggling to both feed and breathe. She’d eat voraciously for a few seconds then would give up her bottle searching for air. That would be until her hunger pangs got the best of her, and then she’d need to breathe again. The
“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” – ZEPHANIAH 3:17
The temperature was just right, a summer evening like I love them. My pal and I sat outside with our friends, amused, as they bombarded us with questions they
“Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So, you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.” – ACTS 17:22–23, NIV.
Before I became a Christian, I would never admit it, but I used to pray. Especially when I was in trouble. While I professed to be an atheist, I knew deep down that there was more to this life, and that God was real.
The movie The Notebook features a beautiful contemporary love story between a man and a woman who fall deeply for each other. They can’t live without one another and end up growing old together. As romantic and moving as this film may be, it is yet another example of how our culture is seeking something much deeper than it can understand.
Indeed, the love we are seeking cannot be found in another human being, as thrilling and enriching as love between two people can be. For those disillusioned by romantic relationships, it also is not in a career, or riches, fame or accomplishments. Even self-sacrifices won’t do.
Imagine standing at the top of a mountain, looking as far as your eyes can see and gazing at luscious green mountains, valleys covered in trees and living creatures. The sky, a tapestry of soft pink hues, caressing the morning as the day is rising. Take a deep breath, can you smell the freshness of pine and musk, flowery breeze and fresh dirt? Can you hear the tweeting of joyful birds and the gentle humming of a nearby waterfall?
Doesn’t that image alone make you feel more alive, more adventurous? What if your daily life could make you feel this way?