GrowingBigInGod

Teaching, Helping and Encouraging Spiritual Growth

The Value of Good Friends

One of the greatest blessings God gives to His children is friends. Every believer needs close Christian friends. Being close to someone with like beliefs allows you to be yourself. Not only can you just be you, and express your true thoughts and feelings without hesitancy or fear of misunderstanding, but a good friend also brings accountability into your life. It’s sort of like God putting that “special” person, or persons into your life that help you deal with life and make right decisions and do the right things.  Continue Reading →

Getting A Handle On Bad Thoughts

Ever struggle with thoughts that you are grateful no one else can see? Yikes! What a horrifying thought! But, it can’t be helped. Every person is born with a flawed human nature. Along with this come desires and cravings for things that are totally inappropriate and damaging to your relationship with God. These sinful thoughts come whether you like it or not. They just come. They are part of your human condition.

The question is, “How do you respond to these awful secret thoughts?” Do you entertain them and let them grow into sinful acts that separate you from God, or do you fight them off and protect your relationship with God? Continue Reading →

Be Patient. God is Coming

One of the hardest things to do as a Christian is to wait on the Lord. All too often impatience robs God’s people of answers to prayers and the blessings God has for them because they cannot wait on God. They are too impatient. Their attention span is short. It’s like they have a spiritual attention deficit disorder. Their minds wander.

Other things capture their attention that takes the place of their focus on God. It doesn’t take long for them to forget what they wanted God to do in the first place. Continue Reading →

Turn Your Troubles Into Blessings

Here is something I have experienced in my life that I am sure you have experienced as well. When you are in the middle of a rough patch it seems like it will never end. And the longer these problems hang around, the bigger they seem to be. Can you identify?

God knows how you tick; He made you. He knows you will have many problems and troubles in this life, and He knows that you will struggle with them. Continue Reading →