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When I’m upset, I want Him to fix it, to make it better, or to change my situation or circumstances. And if He doesn’t, I wonder if He’s still good or if He still loves me. Do you do this too?
I call this the Blame Game. When I get hurt, I blame and run AWAY. I’m not talking about losing my faith, I’m talking about feeling like it’s His fault my life isn’t turning out like I wanted, and so I pull back my trust, put up my guard and decide I could do a better job. This may have been fine when I was a toddler in my faith, but at some point, Jesus wants me to learn how to grow up in my disappointment. Instead of withdrawing, His hope is that I’ll learn to re-examine my attitude, repent, and run TO Him instead of AWAY from Him.
I am not asking if you attend a church service once a week. I'm asking if you doing life with other followers of Jesus. I truly believe that our relationship with Jesus becomes more consistent when we engage in and maintain healthy community with other believers. God simply designed us this way. He wired us for friendship and community. We weren’t made to do life alone and when we attempt to, we ultimately suffer as a result.
But how do we maintain healthy community? Let’s just be honest, sometimes authentic friendships can be downright messy, especially when we decide we are going to take off our masks and be vulnerable with other people. The enemy loves to stir things up within the body of Christ because if we spend our time fighting each other, we aren’t going to be focused on working together to impact our world. So what can we do to create a culture of healthy relationships?
We have become a “fix it now” generation. Pinterest gives us remedies, resources and revelations about so many things to help propel us forward in our lives. We Google anything we need and rely on Siri to take us where we need to go. We can fix so many things with a click of a button, so why do we not look to God for a quick fix?
The enemy wants every teenager to chase after every false promise of satisfaction that leaves them empty and miserable. In this blog, Trey reveals and rebukes three lies every teenager believes from the devil.
It’s something that really bothered me-- my lack of interest in reading the Bible. I’ve been a believer for 10 years, so I should be able to recite Deuteronomy by now, right? Well, that’s not the case quite yet. This year, I decided that my quiet time needed to involve more than flipping to a page and trying to fit the confusing language into my own circumstances. The Lord gives us His perfect word as a way of communicating with Him, and I want to learn more each day about the abundant life that Jesus offers.
My son Jacob is an amazing son, but he has a hard time hearing me when his heart is worked up. In the same way, I have a hard time hearing God when my heart is worked up, so I take comfort in this verse. When my heart is doing crazy things, Jesus can filter through all the mess and find the root of the worry, the diagnosis to my hurt, and He can help me. But it’s my job to step back, settle myself, choose to trust, and wait for Him to give me advice and direction. This may take awhile, but until I hear from Him, “I will remain confident of this; I will see the goodness of the Lord"…so I will “be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:13-14)
We want to dig beneath the noise and hype of today's youth culture and get to the heart. We want to cut through the chaos and distraction of a generation that's connected online while desperately needing love and acceptance, and bring attention to the most essential part of what makes us human. Our soul is where Jesus lives. Our hearts are where we love God and where we receive His love for us. Do our hearts really give God the highest place of importance? Are our souls really satisfied with earthly pursuits and momentary pleasures? Or is there something more? Something eternal?
For years I battled this call on my life, ‘to deny self and Follow Christ completely’. I could only get so close in my relationship with Christ before fear settled in and made me run for the hills. “What might He ask me to do? I don’t want to move to another place. But what if He makes me? I’m not comfortable doing this or that…”
Although I forget from time to time, the truth is that Christ created my innermost being. It is only by dying to myself and aligning my life with His will that I can truly experience freedom and fulfillment. We are all human, and our sinful nature chases after our destruction. However, God leads us towards His provision, plan and purpose.
For the past six years I've been a camper at Crossroads Summer Camp, but last summer I joined staff! It was one of the best summers of my life, although a journey.
In this blog I hope to share some insecurities to help you see you're not alone. I hope you're encouraged and equipped by what I trust and believe as truth.
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We believe that part of the calling of all believers is to Go & Make disciples of all nations. One way we do that practically is by partnering with various missionaries across the globe. Whether you're called to pray, give, or go, there are opportunities for you to partner with Multiply Global.
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The Clayton King Ministries podcast is a platform for church and youth leaders and passionate believers with a hunger for leadership and discipleship. Hosted by Clayton King, we feature a variety of conversations and sermons on important topics, challenges, and trends that matter to today’s church and its leaders.