Young people feel compelled to create an identity for themselves that’s false. John Tyson, pastor of a church in New York, talks about this. He calls it keeping up the image and discusses how difficult it can be. Our kids and youth are exhausting themselves, trying to keep up appearances, trying to keep multiple conversations going on multiple social media channels.
This Thanksgiving, no matter what part of the world you live in and whether or not you have pilgrims in your history and tradition, take some time to pause and consider God. Think about who He is, about His faithfulness, His love, His goodness. Put your attention on Him and His promises.
I challenge you this holiday season, as we look down the road, towards a season of thankfulness and a celebration of our Savior’s birth: who will you set your heart on in this season? I encourage you to not allow the fears, anxieties, pains of the past, and nervousness of being around family who don’t know Christ to overtake your heart and mind.
We live in a world of multimedia where we connect via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google and YouTube. Our daily lives are run by apps on tablets, smartphones, smartwatches and exercise devices. In the medical field, we benefit from retinal implants, artificial pancreases, bionic limbs and lenses. Technological advances bring us camera pills, tooth chips, brain implants, artificial memory and artificial intelligence — the boundaries between human and machine blurring with every passing day. On October 31, 2017, the world …
Don’t allow your past to dictate your future. God wants to use you for His glory. Nothing you have done or that has been done to you can change that. His love is unconditional and everlasting.
Failure is inevitable. Many give up simply because they’ve failed. Worse still, some people label themselves as “failures.” But there’s a marked difference between saying you’ve failed once or twice, or even several times, and calling yourself a failure.
I confess. Until joining Biblica a few months ago, I was ignorant about what it takes to get a Bible into my hands – much less the hands of someone in Iraq or North Korea. It’s not so simple. I can go into my local bookstore or go online and have one of thousands of Bibles delivered to my front door in two days. With that complacency and convenience, I have to question… do I truly value God’s Word, The Holy Bible, as a treasured possession?