A Motivating Factor

Written by Joyce C. Lock


Growing up in an environment where non-church attendance isn't an option, much of one's beliefs may be based upon other's faith (wherein one either leans uponrepparttar faith of another or was not considered mature enough to make those choices). Their daily schedule is generally more structured, also.

Young adults are familiar with struggles of being finally 'on their own', free to sleep whenever they feel like it (as long as they make it to work). Suddenly, choices and consequences become theirs.

They begin deciding what they believe,repparttar 126923 life style they will choose,repparttar 126924 importance of regular church attendance, and many more things. Likely, before they get it all figured out, children come along.

Whether late night socials or babies stealing one's sleep, they can often relate torepparttar 126925 'pitch it outrepparttar 126926 window' Sunday morning alarm clock Ö finding that, though they desire to do good, evil is present. Still believing in God, they're left feeling guilty whenever they fail to measure up or miss a church service.

All the Same

Written by Joyce C. Lock


When a friend shared how her counselor had said that Godís chosen people were His favorite, that there are some He loves more, you can bet I came up for air.

I can only imagine how horrible that would be if I even thought that God couldnít love me as much as He does others. Were that true, we could never find our rightful place with Him.

I seerepparttar same mentality in Christians. Some think saving souls is everything. Some give their all to ministering to Christians. Some think lovingrepparttar 126922 Jew is what is going to bring them acceptance, favor, and reward from God.

But, God said, "Sow beside all waters," Is. 32:20. His vengeance is promised forrepparttar 126923 Jew and Christian, alike. His blessings are promised for all areas of service given byrepparttar 126924 heart. Each and every calling is equally important. God didnít pick a favorite.

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