Christians begin their journey as spiritual babies. No one is born into the family of God as a full-fledged adult. We must all grow into maturity. What are the means of that growth and how does sanctification work in the life of the believer?
Philippians 2:12-13 • Spiritual Growth: What Is Sanctification? Part 1
What is spiritual growth and what does it look like? It’s not simply doing the right thing, having the right experience, keeping the right rules, gaining the right knowledge, joining the right church, or avoiding the right pitfalls. As good as those things are, true sanctification is a slow, incremental, process of change in a person’s life.
Psalm 61 • For the Faint of Heart
There are times in life when the anguish we feel is so great and so overwhelming we find it hard to pray. It’s not that we have forgotten our love for the Lord or don't know where to turn when the waters rise. We just lack the strength and frame of mind to seek help when we need it the most. David is here to tell us how to pray when we can’t.
Psalm 42 • Hope in God
Psalm 42 describes a man of God who is severely depressed. When times are tough, we must cry out to the Lord in our distress. We cannot afford to remain silent. We must pray, but what else can we do? Psalm 42 and 43 tell us how to think and act while we wait for intervention.