The Art Of Christian Living

Exploring & Sharing Life | Lessons | Experiences

Fitting, Belonging, Belief, Fit in

The world thinks I’m ignorant Because my belief is unfathomable  My culture says I’m lostBecause I don’t hold their superstitions  The religious think I’m lukewarm For believing that “Grace” and “Truth” can mingle And the Word (Christ) became flesh, and lived among us; and we [actually] saw His glory, glory as belongs to the [One and] only begotten Son of …

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Listening, Anxious, Anxiety

“The first duty of love is to listen.” –Paul Tillich The art of listening is crucial, especially to someone with anxiety. Listening with compassion and care can help relieve the burden of the speaker; reassuring and giving peace of mind as they pour out their heart. Listening First Some Christians, myself included, are quick to …

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Get Back at it

A thousand times life may bring you to your knees But as long as you have breath, get back at it Fight to finish your race though your body and mind seize True happiness and victory are embedded in endurance.  Commit. You may stop to let the hurt and heartbreak fly with the breeze Don’t …

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Distractions, Trials, Purpose, Hard Times,

I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. Psalm 119:15 It is almost impossible to avoid some form of distraction from your dreams or normal life, and to wish for a life without any distractions is like a caterpillar wishing to fly without going through the whole transformation progress. Some …

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Seeking Wholeness, Body, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Exercise,

When the body, mind, and spirit are healthy Hope invites itself and make it’s home There is fruitfulness where hope is plenty Therefore, seek health and wholeness wherever you roam May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming …

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Rejection, Fear, God, Accepted

For the Lord will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance. Psalms 94:14 Abby’s cheerleading team just won a national high school competition. Everyone was celebrating and hugging each other; “We did it, we won! How cool is that?” Abby went straight to the locker room to change and do math homework …

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Press on, God, Beginning, Ending

Hold fast, keep on pressing in spite of low tide Each storm eventually must bend  But the storm breaker shall turn the river aside Every beginning has an ending already penned Therefore, press on and let time stand by your side You shall arrive, even when things seem at an end  I will press on—moving …

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Joy, Peace,

She chose joy as her armor, todayAnd wears her smiles in the tempest Her mind agrees to become her comradeBecause she takes charge like an empress Pain, fear, anxiety coalesced against herBut she silenced them like an enchantress For her soul finds its safety on the joy of the LordAnd her courage is absolutely relentless …

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Simple, Easy, God, Solutions, Answers

Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!”  2 Kings 5:13 When Maria mentioned feeling stressed and weak, her friend Eva advised her to go to …

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Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. – William James Lying dormant is not our default, we were created to strive for something. Motivation helps us to take action for the betterment of our lives.  Though our actions may not always bring the desired results – happiness, pleasure, advancement …

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