For most of us, anger is a real problem. Our world is filled with hostility and rage, and it seems to be boiling over everywhere you look. Road rage, school shootings, fights in stadiums over seats and parking spots, anger is the number one destroyer that rips relationships apart! But, anger can be used as an ally to take relationships to a deeper level!
How do you know how much something is worth? Its value is determined by what someone else is willing to pay for it. How much are you worth? The cross of Jesus Christ says you are worth dying for!
Forgiveness is essential for any relationship. Why? We are all imperfect people. Only perfect people wouldn’t need forgiveness. Not only do I need forgiveness, I need to forgive. I love the way the Living Bible puts Romans 3: 23-24 when it says of Jesus, who in His kindness freely takes away our sins.
Understanding is the first step toward building relationships. God understands my weaknesses and loves me just as I am, but He loves me too much to leave me that way! Because God understands my weaknesses, He is being kind when He speaks the truth in love to correct me.
To be a people builder, I must learn how to be a relationship builder. God created us for relationships, but sin has corrupted our connections with others, leaving our most important relationships often broken and shattered. If God created us for relationships, He is the best model for building those relationships.
God’s faith-building process will take you to new heights in knowing God and serving Him. His goal is to take you from faith building to people building and use you to be a blessing to others.
Have you ever been forgotten? Maybe you feel that way now. In Psalms 142:4 (NLT), the Psalmist expressed how painful it can feel when you’re overlooked and forgotten.
If you want to move your faith beyond words to a life of action, Joseph is a great mentor! The book of Genesis records more pages on His life than that of any other Old Testament characters. From Genesis chapter 37 to chapter 50, you will read about Joseph.
Joseph is a great example in the Old Testament of God’s faith-building process and how He used Joseph to build up other people’s faith. Let’s examine his life and dig deep into the faith-building principles that God used in Joseph’s life to encourage and grow our own faith and build others’ faith as well.
God is in the building business. That’s because we are all under construction! God is building a church by building individual lives and connecting them in the body of Christ. For many, the church is just a building or a religious organization. The truth is that the church is not a building or, for that matter, it’s not even a religion.