Someone once encouraged me to preach the gospel to myself every day. I can tell when I don’t do this because I quickly forget who I am in Christ and the truths that change my day. I am more easily tempted to sin and more quickly in despair. When I do remember this discipline, however, I find that I am hopeful, encouraged, and at peace regardless of what happens in my day. Here are a few of these gospel truths that impact my day:
As gospel runners, the word of God is vital to run the race. So whether you are running out the door for work, school, the gym, or running to change diapers, make lunches and load kids in the car, God has chosen "you" as His instrument to carry the gospel out into the world. Reading that may be a little intimidating but it leads to this important truth: time spent in God’s word, whether it’s morning, evening or somewhere in between, matters. Why? Because souls are at stake. Matt. 28:19
We have all heard the cliché, "Comparison kills contentment," but quite frankly we don't always live according to it. Opportunities to evaluate ourselves - our appearance, our intelligence, our finances, our home, our motherhood, our godliness, etc - based on our perception of other people happens daily. When we attempt to rank our own success and achievement based on how much better (or worse) we are in comparison to another human being, we quickly find ourselves in pride or in despair.
God's Word and prayer go hand in hand. Here are some resources that were shared at our Workshop!
Here are some key points and resources that were shared at our Workshop this morning!