We are all very busy in this life. For most of us, work, kids, study, and chores take up nearly all the available hours in the day. Working hard is good, but God has also commanded us to rest. Observing the Sabbath in the way God prescribed is a spiritual disciple that is often overlooked.
How we think effects nearly everything about our lives. The Bible tells us that we need to take our thoughts captive because the more that we think like Christ, the more we will be like Christ. The discipline of "fixing our thoughts" can change our lives dramatically.
Spiritual disciplines are vital for growth in our relationship with God. The discipline of fasting is one that Jesus spoke about frequently. By choosing to abstain from food (or some other healthy desire) we bring ourselves in closer to God and His agenda for our lives.
To excel in anything, we must practice. Spiritual disciplines promote growth among Jesus' disciples. To start this series, Pastor Rodney Fouts teaches about the spiritual discipline of solitude. Getting alone with God is a practice that Jesus prioritized, and it's still critical for us to practice today.
Pastor Samson Varughese wraps up our series on Audacious Prayers with the prayer "Lord, help my unbelief". Prayers can come in many forms, but what really matters is that they are honest. It's an honest prayer, a cry to our heavenly Father, that connects us to Him and builds our faith.
King Solomon is generally regarded as one of the wisest men in the Bible. But how did he obtain that wisdom? We encounter situations every day that require wisdom and understanding. Today, Pastor Clint Smith shares a few practical ways that we can seek God's wisdom.
The key to living a surrendered life for Jesus is not in good intentions, but in intentionality. The enemy of the surrendered life is good intentions.
One of the most audacious prayers we can pray is one that King David also prayed, "Create in me a clean heart, O God."
We are quick to ask God to remove our pain and struggles when we are in the middle of difficult circumstances, but often it's our heart that needs to be changed.