Let’s pause a few times each day, lift our thoughts out of our own troubles, and ponder how we might help some fellow Christian, even if it is only by an encouraging word. The truth is, we all carry a heavy load. Let’s help one another to bear our burdens well.
Daily Family Bible Studies
Not even the most powerful evidence for God can convict us if we don’t give it a chance to sink in. So let’s allow ourselves to be impressed with the beauty and majesty of what God has made. It truly is an amazing habitat in which God has placed us.
Being a Christian is not merely a status to be enjoyed; it is a work to be done. Some of this work is done individually, but some of it is done collectively with our brothers and sisters. The local church is where Christians worship and work together.
Let’s observe how many ways faith can help us. True belief in God is a wonderfully practical thing — there are benefits of faith that we have never tapped. Let’s learn more this week about how the faith God wants us to have is productive of the good life.
The goal of life is not to see how well rested we can be at the end. It is not to see how many of our resources we can have in reserve when life is over. God blesses us in order that we might use His blessings in service. Paul said, “I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls.”
By studying Jesus Christ, we can learn God, our Creator, in very personal terms. We can come to know Him and love Him. We can emulate Him and mold our characters to His. We can learn to think and act as He would if He were in our situation.
Sometimes a thing may be both right and easy, but very often the right thing is not easy, and at such times a choice has to be made. When difficult choices arise, we need to be people who have disciplined our wills to do as we ought, however hard that may be.
There is an inherent attractiveness to the truth, and if we live and practice God’s truth, others will be drawn to its goodness. If we serve others in the strength that God supplies, those who are served will be moved by love and gratitude to glorify God.
Let’s pause throughout this week and think how we can use the stories of God’s faithful people long ago to strengthen our faith as we live in the present day. If we faithfully obey the Lord as they did, one day we will go to be with the Lord as they have!
As Christians, we are more fortunate than we know to have people who love us. In God’s family, we are blessed to be surrounded by brothers and sisters who will not only try to help us, but who will attempt to do it in the very best way possible.