Kingdom Character: Growing in Loyalty

2017-10-30T19:00:04+00:00

Our loyalty is something that companies are after on a daily basis. Just about every corporation has a customer loyalty program to try to entice us to remain loyal to their products or services. But loyalty didn’t originate in a boardroom or in the mind of man; God came up with the idea. In fact, loyalty is something that characterizes God, and we should strive to be more loyal in our own lives too. Loyalty Defined Loyalty and trustworthiness (or being worthy of trust) are closely intertwined. Integrity and faithfulness are similar concepts as well. They make us think of someone [...]

Kingdom Character: Growing in Loyalty 2017-10-30T19:00:04+00:00

Kingdom Character: Growing in Patience

2017-10-23T19:30:59+00:00

When you have to stand in line, what is your attitude like? Be honest! If you’re like me, you probably struggle a bit with keeping a patient attitude. And the truth is, none of us ever chooses to stand in the longest line at the grocery store! Likewise, have you ever had someone tell you, “Don’t pray for patience because then the trial will come”? But we do want the characteristic of patience displayed in us because our Father is so patient with us. Let’s take a close look at how to cultivate more patience in our lives. Patience is Related [...]

Kingdom Character: Growing in Patience 2017-10-23T19:30:59+00:00

Kingdom Character: Growing in Honesty (Part 2)

2017-10-08T19:00:50+00:00

In Kingdom Character: Growing in Honesty Part 1, we discussed the importance of living a life of authenticity – being true to who we really are and rejecting deception or falsehood. We also talked about how important it is, to be honest with others, even when it may not be what they want to hear. In Part 2 of Growing in Honesty, I’d like to discuss some practical ways, to be honest in tactful, kind, loving ways. Develop Relationship This is almost a no-brainer. The better you know someone, the more open they will be to your speaking truth to them. [...]

Kingdom Character: Growing in Honesty (Part 2) 2017-10-08T19:00:50+00:00

Kingdom Character: Growing in Honesty

2017-10-02T09:00:52+00:00

Probably for most of us, honesty seems like a pretty easy topic. We don’t outright lie to people or tell lies, so honesty is one of those “been there – done that” subjects. But I think that God wants us to grow in character in the area of honesty and to challenge ourselves to really live blamelessly and above reproach. What does scripture say about honesty and lying? First of all, the Bible is clear that Satan is the “father of lies” (John 8:44), and Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). Not only is lying condemned [...]

Kingdom Character: Growing in Honesty 2017-10-02T09:00:52+00:00