Worry and fear doubt God’s promises, question His power, disregard His presence, and divert our hearts from His praise. John Wesley said, “I would no more worry than I would curse or swear.” How, then, do we lock up the criminals of fear and worry? Use these three God-given weapons.
Whether you’re meeting for your second date, or an engagement looms around the corner, you’ll want to know if who you’ve paired yourself with will help your spiritual growth, opposed to hinder or detract from it.
An experienced pastor told his church that even though he knew God loved him, he only recently experienced a profound revelation of “Jesus loves me, this I know” deep in his heart. If learning to embrace God’s deep love for you changes how you treat yourself—and ultimately enables you to love others better—the result is definitely not selfish. Being 'fully-engaged' comes down to embracing God’s love for us, and sharing that love with others.