Matthew 6:33“seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you”
“Okay Gabi, repeat after me: ‘My greatest desire is to do your will’”
“My greatest desire is to do my will”.
This conversation would go on for half an hour sometimes, it just depended on how stubborn I was being at the time.
The first person speaking is my father (John Grunewald), and the second is myself. I had a track record of looking out for my own interests, and not being very willing to bend to others’ ideas. He would sit me down and...
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
“I don’t think I can do this”, “Maybe I’m just not cut out for this”, “How will I do this for another week?”… those were the thoughts running around in my mind, and the words I said to my dad as we sat in the tent our first night on Mt. Kilimanjaro. I had just killed about 50 ants that were crawling all over my legs under my pants, and now I was nauseous.
I had told myself before the trip event started that I wouldn’t let statements that started with “I can’t” come out of my mouth. I had been...
Psalm 23:1-3 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me to lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside the still waters.He restores my soul;He leads me in the paths of righteousnessFor His name’s sake.”
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
How often do we look at other people’s lives and wish we had it their way? How often do we long for their “easy” life and say “if only”. The famous saying “the grass is always greener on the other side” is all too real for many people today. They believe if they could just get this house, just earn this amount of money, just...
“I’m following the leader, The leader, The leader, I’m following the leader, Wherever He goes.”— Peter Pan
Have you ever found yourself in a situation and thought to yourself — “I followed the wrong leader”…? Maybe you chose the wrong lane, followed the wrong car, or maybe more seriously; you followed the wrong friends or the wrong boss. We all have leaders in our lives for different things. Some we unconsciously chose, some are chosen for us, and some we have chosen to follow.
Who are you following today?
Two years ago I was climbing...
When you hear, “Christian Influencer”, many thoughts may come to your mind. Whether they are positive or negative, those thoughts have the ability to shape how you perceive others and ultimately, yourself.
INFLUENCE; the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc of others.
I see a few things in this definition. When you have an influence you have power, and you can produce an effect on the actions of others. You can even shape the opinions of others, which can lead to the beliefs of others. This is...