Only when we reach the bottom of our pain threshold and share in Jesus’ suffering can we find, enjoy, and thrive in Christ as the fathomless treasure of wisdom, knowledge, and peace.
When we understand the biblical definition of perfection is “mature in character”, we can stop pretending we have it all together and be vulnerable, allowing God to transform us into the image of Christ.
While disclosure of sin in marriage can initially trigger enormous pain and shame, its power lies in freeing the truth so repentance, healing, unity, and growth can result.
Recycling our pain to help others traumatized by sexual sin enables us see our own situation with fresh eyes, grants us a new perspective on recovery, and propels us forward on your journey toward healing.
The scriptures provide a balanced view of grace so we can discern and master the deceiving or accusing lies about our spiritual position and condition before an all-knowing and all-seeing God.
With distractions constantly bombarding those of us who seek to please God, we must be careful we don’t drift away but commit to a daily reconciliation and intimacy with our First Love.
Codependency or idolatry can only be overcome when we are willing to face the fact that we have put something other than God on the throne of our lives.
In a world addicted to the hero worship of other sinful people, we as Christians must set our sights on the only heroes worthy of our worship—God and his Son, Jesus Christ.
Seeking strength from God’s infinite power and faithfulness rather than looking to ourselves to be strong is the only way we can patiently endure the trials of this life.
We grow in our knowledge of God not just by studying the Bible, but by engaging and connecting with God with our most vulnerable self.
Paul challenges the Colossians, and by extension us, to “bear fruit” not because we need to prove our worth to God, but because He already made us worthy with the Cross.
When we seek our self-worth from other people, we are often replicating a pattern from our childhood. God calls us to please him and seek our worth from him so we can be healed and whole.
When we choose to consistently drink deeply from God’s Word, we can use the Spirit’s ESP (Extra Spiritual Perception) to accurately discern what God’s will is for our life and marriage.
Recalling those who shared the truth with us as well as those we’ve shared the gospel with empowers us to recall God’s love, faithfulness, and comfort even in our most painful moments.
Join us on a journey through Colossians as it speaks directly to the heart of codependents and the specific character challenges of those who recognize their codependency, or as the Bible calls it, idolatry.