The short answer, is of course, that no one made God. God is himself the maker and original cause of all that exists.
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Real humility isn’t letting go of your true worth. True humility means letting go of the false worth of the world.
Most people go through life without questioning the basic issues of existence. In fact, many people actively avoid thinking about these things too much.
Part of the reason why people rejected Jesus and Christianity is because they don’t appreciate who Jesus is and what he has done.
Skepticism ceases to be healthy when you lose your ability to trust altogether. And that includes trusting in God.
There is a profound spiritual wisdom in surrender. It isn’t something that comes naturally to the human heart. We are driven to understand, to control, and to reach goals in our lives.
Even if you don’t go to church regularly now, you might perhaps remember the story of Joshua and Jericho from when you were a child. It’s a rollicking good story, with the people of God facing an impossible situation, and God coming to their help in a really dramatic way!
What “mustard seed” moments fill your day? These are the little moments of kindness and service to others, perhaps unknown to anyone else other than to you and God. They represent the path to true greatness.
The issue of who do you trust is one of the most important questions you will need to answer in life. So, who do you trust?
Finding what you’ve lost is one of the key themes of life. We’ve all lost things we value. We’re all somehow looking for them.
One of the important things in life is to set your boundaries: what you will accept and what you won’t. Without boundaries, you will just be everyone else’s “punching bag” in life.
We all like a good celebration – a reason to rejoice – especially when it is something to do with us that is being celebrated! But from God’s perspective, the things that we sometimes celebrate are not the greatest things that we could celebrate.
Most people have only one name, but there are more than 50 names and titles which are given to Jesus in the Bible? Why is that? It’s because Jesus is so completely amazing that a single name could never properly describe him!
What do you do when no one is looking? That might seem an odd and perhaps confronting question, but it is an important one.
The first thing that creation experiences is the Word, through which God creates. That’s why the verse says, “In the beginning was the Word.” From the beginning, God reveals himself through the Word.
Is anyone radically good? We live in an age in which it isn’t good to tell people that they’re not good. Instead, the focus of our culture is affirming the innate goodness of us all.
Our greatest fears always revolve around “unbeing”: impermanence and loss of identity. They are reflected in fears such as fear of change, fear of loneliness, and ultimately fear of death.
The apostle Paul says an odd thing. He says that we should be “clothed with Christ.” How can you be “clothed with Christ”?
You pray primarily because it is the very basis of your relationship with God, not as a means to that relationship.