A good relationship with God isn't about collecting enough good deeds to pay for miscellaneous "bills" we have incurred. There is a great cost for us to be redeemed, but it has already been covered.
What can we do when reading the same thing starts to feel a bit monotonous?
When we reach the end of our own strength, we can quit, or we can seek help from God's limitless supply.
Can we become so focused on our preparations for this earthly life that we forget to prepare for the eternal?
We would never worship something that we made ourselves, treating it like something greater than we are...would we?
Whether we remember classic arcade games or modern games' hardcore modes, reality has one thing in common with them: We get only one life in which to make the choices that affect the outcome.
When we are weary and tired, may we remain faithful, but with a strength that exceeds our own abilities.
No matter our challenges, we can get through them with help. Trials in this world are always finite.
How can we find ourselves being defined by others according to the good that our life produces (with God's) help, rather than by the vices that we fight against?
The idea of twelve men quitting their day jobs and following Jesus seems out of place today. How do we invest in others, in the very different world that we live in centuries later?
Just as we can't fully appreciate the excitement of a movie ending without understanding the magnitude of the odds that the protagonists overcome, we can't fully appreciate salvation without understanding what we are saved from.
The creations and great creatures of God's design are a good reminder to appreciate His power and creativity.
I like to acquire "stuff", but how do we focus our efforts on the use of it for lasting good, rather than just the accumulation of it.
The truth about following Jesus doesn't need our help to sugar-coat it. While our message must be presented in a relevant way, the world needs to see the whole picture.