GrowingBigInGod

Teaching, Helping and Encouraging Spiritual Growth

The Dynamic Combination Of Grace And Faith

Grace and faith go together. Grace is the all-inclusive provision of everything a believer needs to achieve God’s plans and purposes in their life. These wonderful gifts come from God. God is the source of grace.

Faith is embracing God’s provision of grace. Grace is God’s divine influence, inspiration, guidance, direction, conviction, knowledge, wisdom and power. Faith believes and trusts in God’s grace. Faith relies on God’s grace in all circumstances and faith declares and professes God’s ways, plans and purposes by living out God’s grace. Continue Reading →

Prayers God Hears

For those of you who are in my generation you know that growing older changes things. Age has a way of stealing so many of the things you once enjoyed like energy and strength and are replaced with comfy chairs and long naps. But it is not all bad. There is a great upside to growing older.

The one real benefit to growing older is life experience. Having experienced many of the same things younger people are now experiencing, I have the experience and knowledge to help them. 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 →

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 →