Posts tagged joy
The Christian's Primary Goal

Have you ever stayed with someone as a houseguest? Or done any extended traveling? After a short or long time away from home, there’s nothing quite like sleeping in your own bed again. I enjoy getting away and seeing new places, but at heart I am a homebody, and love the feeling of unpacking my suitcase and putting it back in the closet. There truly is no place like home.

James begins his letter with a challenging exhortation to “count it all joy” when we face various trials...

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Giving Up

God wants a broken and contrite heart. So then, what does that look like? Am I supposed to feel ashamed and guilty for all the sin in my life? Am I supposed to be sad all the time?

No! The Bible also says in Romans 5 : 11, "More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation."

Ok, so my heart is to be broken and contrite, but I'm supposed to rejoice in my salvation. I was a little confused. I had to dig deeper, meditate more, read more, and more importantly, pray that God reveal His meaning to me.

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