According to the calendar, Resurrection Day (Easter Sunday) happens just once a year. But it’s something we would do well in observing every day of our lives. The culmination of Holy Week, Resurrection Day unites believers the world over, in celebration of a risen Christ who died for our sins and triumphed over death. For this we rejoice, because we have a hope. We have a future. And we will live with our Lord for eternity. Amen! So why then, during the other 364 days, don’t we live like we...

by School Of Life on 3 September 2017

My dad was murdered when I was twenty years old. It was a deliberate, senseless act committed by a man whose selfish desires had left him blind. This man had taken my dad from me––stolen what was rightfully mine––and quite honestly, I hated him for that. Forgiveness was one of the first things God spoke over my life when I came to Christ nine years later, and though I was receptive to His leading, I was a bit confused. You see, I thought I had already forgiven that man. I honestly didn’t...

by School Of Life on 2 September 2017

I have a love-hate relationship with running. I love how I feel after a good run. I love how heathy it is for me. But I hate the soreness, the fatigue, and the pushing myself to the limit. However, I run when I can anyways because I know the benefits of running outweigh its challenges. In the same way our living for Jesus is a lot like running. It’s the best thing for us but it certainly has its challenges and obstacles to overcome in order for us to experience its benefits. I think this...

by School Of Life on 2 September 2017

Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him. – Isaiah 30:18 Perhaps the wise, seventeenth-century poet, George Herbert, said it best when he penned the words: “God’s mill grinds slow, but sure.” In today’s world of rapid response times and lightning-fast living, God’s timing can often feel excruciatingly slow during our season...

by School Of Life on 2 September 2017

As followers of Christ, we walk a path of progression rather than a path of perfection. Some of us move along the path faster than others, but that shouldn’t be discouraging. What’s important is that we’re able to see our lives, little by little, taking on that of His image. We can see how God is transforming us into who He wants us to be through obedience to Him and our dying to self. Moving from a babe in Christ to that of a mature Christian doesn’t happen overnight, but here are 10...

by School Of Life on 2 September 2017

Is your soul weary today? When my soul is troubled, I need to stop and hear God’s words of love — rather than distracting myself with doing more and ignoring my heart. Is your soul feeling weary too — even though you’re getting things done and all looks well on the outside? We live in a world that is good at problem solving. Have a problem, just Google your question and a slew of search results offer you a different approach. Our world rewards productivity and results....

by School Of Life on 2 September 2017

We have a role in the success of our communication with God, just as much as we do when we communicate with our families. These tips will help you to do your part to have more purposeful, interactive communication with your Heavenly Father. Prayer is an essential part of a religious, spiritual life. As we acknowledge our own fallibility and the greatness of God, our prayers can be more meaningful. They can give us strength when times are hard, like when a child has a chronic illness, or when our...

by School Of Life on 2 September 2017

Fear is a natural human emotion. Everyone experiences it. Christians are not immune to worry and fretting. Even Jesus, in His humanity, experienced anxiety in the Garden of Gethsemane. The problem arises when you allow your fears and anxieties to prevent you from living your life to the fullest. Use these five teachings from Jesus to help overcome your fears and not allow them to control your thoughts, relationships, decisions and behavior: 1. If you put Him first, you don’t need to worry “Therefore...

by School Of Life on 2 September 2017

Have you ever had the feeling like you are praying and God just isn’t answering you? At the same time, everyone around you is telling you that God answers every prayer? In the hustle and bustle of the day, it can be difficult to tell when God is talking to you. The thing to remember is he is always talking, and you just need to listen up. Here are seven ways God could be reaching out to you in ways you never thought of before: 1. While serving others Have you ever served someone, and while...

by School Of Life on 2 September 2017

The Bible verse Psalms 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.” When we face difficulties in our life that would make it seem as if we are on a ship being tossed upon a stormy sea, how exactly can we be still while a storm rages around us? Every time a trial comes to me or my family, I think of the words from the Bible in Psalms 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God,” and I am often comforted. Sometimes, though, I wonder just what it means to be still and what exactly...

by School Of Life on 1 September 2017