Are you Carnally Minded or Spiritually Minded?

DSCN0386Many Christians have never heard or truly understood the two terms “carnally minded” and spiritually minded”, but the book of Romans talks about them quite extensively. For many years – even after I was a born-again Christian – I struggled with sin. I’d get frustrated and angry with people even though the Bible is clear that Christians should walk in love. I’d judge in ways that I had no business judging. I’d struggle with overeating, over-spending, etc. I spent much time seeking after the approval of man instead of after the approval of God.

I knew in my heart that my behaviors weren’t pleasing to God, but I didn’t have clue one how to change them. I wanted to change them. I tried to change them, and I asked God to help me change them. What I didn’t realize was that I had the power to change them all along – I just didn’t know it. Continue reading

What is a Virtuous Wife?

DSCN0386The Bible talks in Proverbs chapter 31 about “the virtuous” wife. But what exactly is a virtuous wife, and more importantly, how can we as Christian women work to live virtuous lives?

The 31st proverb, according to the introduction before the verses begin, was written by Solomon (also called King Lemuel, which means “belonging to God”). The Bible tells us that these words are “the utterance which his mother taught him.” Solomon’s mother, Bathsheba, shared these words with her son, quite possibly to teach him what to look for as he began a search for a wife of his own.

In this post, I’ll break down Proverbs 31 by section and we’ll talk about what a virtuous woman is and how she should strive to handle daily life as a Christian. Continue reading

Watch Your Mouth!

DSCN0386The Bible is full of verses that warn us of the dangers of the words we speak, yet few Christians heed these warnings.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat the fruit thereof.” -Proverbs 18:21

The Word is very clear about the fact that the words we speak are powerful. We as human beings are made in the image of God Himself, and God Himself formed the earth and everything in it with his words.

Yet we throw our words about carelessly, as if they have no meaning at all, and then we wonder why our lives are so littered with trouble.  Continue reading

Is This Why You’re Missing Out on the Blessings of God?


DSCN0386Are you missing out on the blessings of God? The Bible is very clear about God’s will for our lives.  Of course, first and foremost, His will is that we all come to a knowledge of the truth and be saved (1 Tim. 2:3-4) and that we seek Him first above all things (Matt. 6:33).  However, there are also many verses in the Bible that make God’s wish for an abundant life for us very clear. Continue reading

What it Means to Truly Cast Your Cares on the Lord

We’ve all heard the verse:

Cast your cares on the Lord and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. (Psalm 55:22)

Most Christians don’t grasp the power and significance behind this verse.  They sing it in church, lamenting over their problems, half-heartedly turning their cares over to God while they wallow in self-pity, weakly hoping for better days.

However, to truly cast your cares on the Lord is life-changing in a number of ways. Continue reading

Your 4 Goals as a Christian for the New Year

With all of the other usual goals floating around this time of year, it’s important to remember to set goals for our walk with Christ as well.  A relationship with Christ, just as with any other relationship, functions most successfully if we nurture and grow that relationship.  Here are 4 goals that can help you grow in your walk with Christ this next year. Continue reading

Why Do I Still Sin if I’m a Christian: Part 2

We talked yesterday about the popular question, Why Do I Still Sin if I’m a Christian, and about how sin reigns in the life of people, in a nutshell, because we allow ourselves to be led by the flesh as opposed to being led by the Holy Spirit, letting it guide us in what we should do. Today we’re going to continue our study in Romans to find out, as Paul tells us in Romans 8, how to be free from indwelling sin.  Continue reading