While most Christians can agree that having a solid relationship with God is extremely important, being secure in your faith and trusting God at all times isn’t always easy. There are many factors that cause Christians to lose their faith. It could be the sudden loss of a child or loved one, an abusive marriage that left you broken and penniless, or going to prison for a crime you didn’t commit. Any tragic event can cause Christians to lose sight of God. When you experience hardship, crisis...

by School Of Life on 18 August 2017

Faith is recognized by most as the single-most important element in Christian life. We are told in Hebrews 11:1 that “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” When we have faith in God, we trust not only that He is there, but also in His promises. Hebrews 11:6 reminds us that “without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” Trusting in God...

by School Of Life on 18 August 2017

gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, so we read in 1 Corinthians 3:2. Have you ever wondered if you are still drinking milk in your spiritual walk—or are you ready for, and receiving, solid food? There are a number of signs that indicate our spiritual immaturity but what are the steps we take towards spiritual maturity? How do we know that we have progressed enough in our journey towards eternity so that we may...

by School Of Life on 18 August 2017

Awhile back “Time” Magazine published some fascinating articles on the “biology of belief”: how faith can heal us. Folks who attend church services on Sunday have a lower risk of dying in any one year than the guys who sleep in, read the paper, and skip all holy activities. “Spirituality predicts for better disease control,” says Dr. Gail Ironson, a professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Miami who studies HIV and religious belief. Okay. So how? What exactly happens...

by School Of Life on 18 August 2017

There are times throughout our lives when we need to call on God for the courage and strength to face the challenges that test our body, mind and spirit. The following prayers touch upon many of these occasions, such as prayers for strength during serious illness, difficult times, divorce, caring for elderly parents and more. All of these prayers may be adapted to meet your specific needs. Prayer for Strength of Faith During Difficult Times Father, this world sometimes bewilders me and is...

by School Of Life on 18 August 2017

Life isn’t always happiness and joy – there are times when you need powerful prayers for healing and for change. Here’s 10 prayers that actually change the conversation with God. Pray with these powerful prayers right now and see what happens. Hurts So Bad Dear God,  It hurts so bad. Dull the pain with Your love. Blur the sharp edges by reminding me that from bad comes good. Help me appreciate that after the sorrow, joy is sweeter. I look forward to better times. I can endure...

by School Of Life on 18 August 2017