You may be walking through a time of need, a time of lack, a season of rejection, a moment of pain. But this much is absolutely true – all that you will ever truly need is available to you, by the grace of God, through a relationship with his Son, Jesus Christ.
The day is coming. That glorious day when you redemption is complete by the return of the good King Jesus. Your life always, always matters. Every time you breathe another breath, your very life shows the world something about your Creator.
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Guitars sound nice because of stress. Great guitarists know how to turn the tuning pegs just enough that all six strings are in harmony with one another and on key. But too much stress, too much tension, can stretch or break a string.
In the same way, every family will experience stress and tension. It’s inevitable, and it’s possible to experience peace together even in the middle of tension. But too much stress can cause us to snap and lose our harmony.
Families are experiencing unprecedented stress today. It results from economic hardship, the rat race at work, global and cultural events, high educational standards, peer pressure, and much more. I’m convinced that home ought to be a little like a island – a safe place in a war zone. And the Bible gives us some simple wisdom about some valuable practices for peaceful homes.
In John 17:4, Jesus makes an astounding statement in His conversation with His Father, “I brought glory to you here on earth by doing everything you told me to do.” (NLT) That’s a claim that none of us can ever make. Jesus did everything the Father had given Him to do.
What is success? The world defines it as achieving great things, making a good living, or generally finding happiness on earth. But God defines success in this way: doing everything God tells you to do. In other words, success is simply fulfilling the will of God for your life – nothing less, and nothing more.