BY IAN MISIAK
This week, Lead Pastor Steve Poe addressed the choice of following God or following the world. It brought many thoughts to my mind about what my heart has been devoted to recently and also in the past few months. One thing that majorly stuck out to me is how Steve began to describe the characteristics of a Worldly Christian:
- They are saved.
- They are lacking in spiritual growth.
- They have no interest in growing up.
- They closely resemble non-Christians.
As I thought about these characteristics and what they looked like in my own life, I began to think back on my most recent years in college.
BY KRISTA RIVERA
This probably will not come as a shocking revelation to those who know me well, but I am somewhat of a control freak. I know what I want, what needs to be done, and how things should be accomplished. When I reflect upon the major, pivotal events in my life, I realize that the majority of those moments have one thing in common – I was not in control. And, each of these defining moments turned out to be a blessing. I have realized looking back at each of these pivotal events in my life that the Lord was in control.
BY CAMELA JOHNSON
“He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
Jesus said those words often as He taught the crowds who followed Him. He also told John to write those words in the letters to the seven churches recorded in Revelation.
How often do we read our Bibles and mentally gloss over the words? If we don’t hear the message in the words, we are putting up a blockade which prevents transformation and change.
Your challenge this week is to intentionally “put on your listening ears” during your Bible devotion time.