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Biggest Struggle You Are Facing in Your Faith
The biggest struggle we are facing in our faith is not just experienced by a few people. In fact, most of us do experience this and the reason being is that we are lacking something and that is by reading the word of God. We might not have the opportunity to read the Bible every day, but I hope we make room or schedule to do this because this is the only perfect time to talk and have a deep conversation with God.
Struggles are real and it is part of the world we are living in. Sadly, we can't just stay away from it without armor and shield, we need something to hold on to because we can't fight for ourselves.
Our faith should not be unwavering and in order for that not to happen, we should always feed our hearts and minds with the word of God. We are not perfect, there are times we feel like we have no more strength because it was all eaten by the circumstances, so in order to be sustained and restored everything we have lost, we should read the bible. Reading the word of God, makes our minds renewed and wiser.
So when you are having your biggest struggle, call upon the Lord, read the bible, and ask for His help. He will never let you be defeated.
5 Faith Goals Every Christian Should Have
Goal-setting is a spiritual responsibility that makes a statement of faith. What does the word "goal" mean to you? Would you describe yourself as goal-oriented? Why or why not? When is the last time you set a goal? What was the result? Have you prayerfully set any goals? What are they?
Here are the faith goals that I think you should have too:
To have more of God's word - One of the best and most important goals is to have more of God's word written indelibly in our hearts. It instructs and changes us from the inside out. When we have God's word hidden in our hearts, it brings about amazing changes.
"Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You." (Psalm 119:11)
To obey the word of God - We can't just read the Bible or listen to a preacher. We ought to obey the word. If we desire to love the Lord Jesus Christ, there's no other way to do it than to obey what He says.
"If you love Me, keep My commandments." (John 14:15)
To master self-denial in following Christ - Is very tough. If we want to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, the very first thing we should do is to learn to deny ourselves. It doesn't mean we'll punish, beat, or starve ourselves to death. It simply means we will deny ourselves of anything that will hinder, discourage, or distract us from following the Lord Jesus Christ.
"Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me." (Matthew 16:14)
To master the power of saying "no" for God's purposes - The word "no" is probably one of the most powerful words if used according to God's will. Did you know that God's grace teaches us how to use it in the most powerful way? Sometimes, when God says "no" it is His way to protect us, it is never about neglecting our prayers, it is considered a blessing.
"For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good." (Titus 2:11-14 NIV)
To love others the way God wants us to - We are to grow in our love for others. Married people, desire to love your spouse the way God loves you, and prioritize your marriage with zeal and faithfulness. Single people, desire to love others with brotherly love and purity.
"Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." (Matthew 22:37-40)
Goals Focus our Lives
When setting goals, a question to ask is: "Will this goal honor God?" Think of small and large goals you have had. What are the differences you have experienced between a goal that honored God versus one that was self-serving? Why is God so concerned that our goals honor Him?
The greatest benefit of a goal is not what I accomplish, but what I become in the process by the work of God's Spirit. What does that mean to you? What areas of life (spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, relational, financial, or vocational) is God leading you to set goals to transform your life?
Ask Jesus what would be His one word for you. What do you sense that the Holy Spirit is telling that word? How do you think and pray that word will impact you in the year ahead and beyond? Who can you share that word with who will pray for you in the year ahead? When will you share that word with them?
Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He's the one who will keep you on track.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
Worship Songs for You
- Touch of Heaven - David Funk | Worship Night - YouTube
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- God I Look To You | Jenn Johnson | Bethel Church - YouTube
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- Tauren Wells - Known (Official Lyric Video) - YouTube
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