Archives For Intentional Living

How to Mature as a ChristianHow can you tell a mature Christ follower from an immature one? 

That’s the question that churches have been asking for centuries.  Answers have varied from where they worship, what they think about the pope, or if they dance.  Fairly inconsistent to be honest.  We’ve valued different things at different times.  In the last century I think the evaluation has become “How well do I know the Bible.”  We’ve been taught that if someone is following Jesus closely they will read their Bible daily, memorize large chunks of Scripture, and probably have a Bible that’s well marked, diagramed, and highlighted.  But there’s a problem.

What about their actions?

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Today Could Be AwesomeOccasionally I have those days where I’m simply doing life.  Yesterday, for some reason, I was simply in survivor mode.  Just taking care of what I needed to take care of.  It’s on those days that I get more negative than normal, and my sarcasm bites a little bit more.  I’m not sure exactly how to get out of those “funks” once I’m in it, but I have realized that I don’t want to live my life there. Continue Reading…