Posts from May 2018

Posts from May 2018

May 31, 2018

Serving revitalizes us. There is something encouraging and revitalizing about serving. When we decide to not spend, use, or pour into ourselves but instead take the afternoon to invest in someone else we find that our faith and walk are given a shot of life into them. The heartbeat of our spiritual life goes faster as we give of ourselves for the sake of someone else.…

May 30, 2018

Serving, while it can do so much for those who we serve, actually does something amazing for us. It helps us be more like Jesus. He was the greatest servant ever. He didn’t think of himself but instead served us by coming here to this world. He washed his disciple’s feet and showed them the heart of a servant. He showed the greatest act of service when he died in…

May 29, 2018

Serving provides a peace and joy that comes from faithful obedience.   There are a lot of things in the Bible we all struggle with on the daily. We struggle with so much that it only makes sense to get the victories where we can. Some of these victories are easier than others. One of the easiest, though, is serving. In 1 Peter 4, we’re told that we’re supposed to…

May 28, 2018

Serving lets us see God at work When we make ourselves available and present, we give God the green light to do amazing things in our life. Our willingness combined with our readiness is the perfect mix for a God who still works today.   We hear countless stories on a weekly basis from people in different environments and areas of Origins who made themselves…

May 25, 2018

Help others. When you begin helping others, sharing your talents, time and money, you will find yourself learning to be content. The practice will give you a finer appreciation for what you own, who you are, and what you have to offer. 1 Peter 4:10-11 Acts 20:35 Galatians 5:13-14  

May 24, 2018

Stop comparing yourself to others. Comparing your life with someone else’s will always lead to discontentment. There will always be people who “appear” to be better off than you and seemingly living the perfect life. But be advised, we always compare the worst of what we know about ourselves to the best assumptions that we make about others. Their life is never as perfect…

May 23, 2018

 Break the habit of satisfying discontentment with acquisitions. For many of us, it has been ingrained into our lives that the proper way to diffuse discontent is to purchase the outward item that is seemingly causing the discontentment. Almost no energy is spent determining the true root of the discontent. Are you dissatisfied with your wardrobe? Go buy new clothes. Not…

May 22, 2018

Take control of your attitude. A person who lacks contentment in their life will often engage in “when and then thinking” – “when I get _______, then I will be happy.” Instead, take control of your own life. Remember, your happiness is not reliant on the acquisition of any possession. Your happiness is based solely on your decision to be happy – and this may be one of the…

May 21, 2018

Contentment This week as we focus on contentment we’ll be taking a look at a blog about contentment from a known minimalist. Each day we’ll venture into another way in which we can develop and encourage our own contentment.   Become grateful. It is impossible to develop contentment without gratitude – they are inseparable. And a grateful person is one who has learned…

May 18, 2018

Here is the most important part of peace when it comes to following Jesus. We have so much trying to rattle us, trying to get in our heads, trying to steer us off course, and the last thing we need is to add in personal or external discord to the mix. God gives us a peace with him, a peace that guards our hearts so that we can know when everything else might tremble, he…

May 17, 2018

When we follow after Jesus and we experience his joy, we become more reasonable in the way we handle our lives, we grow more composed in the struggles and trials we face, and we’re told we find this peace. The passage actually says it’s a peace that will guard our hearts and minds. I find myself running into the “what if” moments. Maybe it’s the introvert…

May 16, 2018

Our current church movement has placed a huge value on authenticity. We want people to be real. We don’t want behavior modifications, we want life change. We don’t want a show, we want the real raw deal. We want authentic. What has unfortunately happened though is that the “authenticity” has slowly become more unfiltered and raw than was probably ever…
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