Posts with the category “spiritual-growth”

Examining Ourselves
by Tina Ikemire on February 10th, 2021
Thanks again for taking the time to read this! In my devotions, I came across this study, and it was a great reminder to me: Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.  — 2 Corinthians 13:5 When the Corinthians criticize Paul and his authority, he turns the tables on them. H...  Read More
Childlike Faith
by Tina Ikemire on November 12th, 2020
This really challenged in me in my devotions this morning … take a quick look: When the disciples asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Jesus responded by using what could be considered an enacted parable: “He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said, ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the ki...  Read More
Resolutions from the Book of James
by Tina Ikemire on August 26th, 2020
I hope you have been enjoying the beautiful weather and thanking God for the sunshine! In my study, I came across a great list of resolutions from the book of James, written by Scottish theologian Sinclair Ferguson. They can help shape our own lives and help us become more like Jesus! 1. Ask God for wisdom to speak and with a single mind (see 1:5)2. Boast only in exaltation in Christ (see 1:9–10)...  Read More
5 Important Things About God's Word
by Tina Ikemire on June 24th, 2020
Since the quarantine began, I made a commitment to dig deep into the Bible. With all of the competing opinions, the harshness of the tone in which those opinions are being delivered, and the need for more clarity in these times of uncertainty – I knew I needed more time in the Word. This extra time each morning has not disappointed. It has helped me focus, find clarity, and has reminded me again a...  Read More
How Does God See Me?
by Tina Ikemire on June 8th, 2020
There is something about the quiet and the stillness of the mornings that invigorate me. For me, it is during this time that I sense God’s direction and presence in way that lets me know that He has another day of opportunity ahead of me. This morning, I am reflecting on a few things that I wrote on the inside of my Bible a while ago, and I thought I would pass them along.NO MATTER HOW I FEEL OR W...  Read More
by Tina Ikemire on May 4th, 2020
Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me’  — Mt. 16:24 This morning in my reading, I came across a great article on obedience. I wanted to share with you some great questions that helped me drill down and reflect on my own obedience when it comes to serving God. I thought you may find them helpful as well.A.W. Toz...  Read More