God calls us to a life of obedience and submission. We can never be all that God wants us to be nor reach the fulness of the stature of Jesus Christ until we completely surrender to God (see Ephesians 4:13). God has more for us than we can begin to imagine (see 1 Corinthians 2:9-10). We can never receive all that God has until we “say no” to ourselves. The things that God has for His children are revealed to us only through the Spirit. Therefore, we must be in total communion and fellowship with Him to know His will and purposes for our lives.
Prayer is the secret to the productive and potent spiritual life. Through prayer we are able to commune with God and respond to God’s pursuit of our lives. Prayer should be a natural and consistent part of our spiritual development. Without a consistent prayer life we will falter and fall to the lures of sin and Satan
What is your one great desire? Is it to be wealthy? Is it to be famous and have your picture displayed in bright neon lights in Times Square or is it to be on the cover of a major national magazine? Is it to achieve the impossible and do what no one else in the world has been able to do? Or is it to achieve some measure of public prominence? All of us are driven by some goal throughout the course of our lives. Some we reach others we never attain.
Christian Financial Management and Planning begins with a Christian perspective on stewardship. For many Christians the word stewardship conjures up feelings about giving more money to the church in efforts to raise the church’s income and thereby increase its budget.
God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Presbyterians are engaged in the world.