Articles Tagged 'Perfection'

How Do You Grasp the Mystery?

The Holy Spirit gives birth to Lord in the heart of each new Christian and longs to bring that new follower of Christ to full maturity in Jesus.

Phil Ware challenges us to enter the mystery of the conception and birth of Jesus the Messiah with Mary and find ourselves caught up in the story of Jesus with her.

You Bear a Resemblance to Him

Because God’s promises are unbreakable, our hope is unshakable.

Max Lucado reminds us that we are made to resemble God and we must believe and Lauren Daigle reminds us we must listen to what God says about us and believe.

The Ring of Authenticity

Can you tell if the imperfections have been cleansed?

Rubel Shelly visits a kiln that fires ceramics and helps us think through the importance of purifying our imperfections.

Worth Doing Poorly?

What do you do that you are not good at doing?

Rubel Shelly reminds us to try new things, to take risks, and to find some things we don't do well rather than falling into stale and boring ruts only doing the things we do well.

Did I Get Everything Right?

Better check those tax forms one more time

If we try to earn our own salvation, we will never have peace with God. Peace comes from accepting his free gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

Penchant for Perfection

Maturity means admitting we haven't arrived!

Rubel Shelly reminds us that we are not perfect yet, and admitting our failures and imperfections is not an excuse, but an opportunity to meet God and have his grace help us grow.

The Color of Grace

Which color would you be?

Alan Smith tries to remind us that our goodness comes from Jesus and not from ourselves.

To Swim or Not to Swim

Do we have to be

We mustn't let our feelings of inadequacy keep us from going to the One who can make us perfect.

Confessions of a Perfectionist

None of us can be perfect on our own. Only Jesus and His power can make us perfect.

None of us can be perfect on our own. Only Jesus and His power can make us perfect.

How Do You Grasp this Mystery?

Jesus longs to be born again into our world in me?

Jesus wasn't just born into our world in the womb of Mary, but he longs to be born into our world again in each individual Christian the Holy Spirit gives birth to in the world.

Life Balance

Are you too hard on yourself?

Perfectionism is not a godly trait, but a trait that makes life miserable and puts us out of balance.

It's a Process

Don't give up on the changes that need to occur!

Transformation, sanctification takes time in the real world of our lives, but God won't give up on us.

To My Fellow Perfectionists

Irritated with that little mistake you made?

Trying to be a perfectionist is not only hard, but it is wrong for you.

Pixelated Perfection

Is there someone out there who is really digitally perfect?

Let's not make our ideal, our goal, into a bludgeoning stick -- but instead, let's keep working for God's goals in our lives.