'faith' Tagged Posts (Page 3)

'faith' Tagged Posts (Page 3)

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It’s Okay To Cry

Crying is a normal part of life; some people cry more than others. In the Bible, men cried. Crying wasn’t just for children and women back then. We all are going to have days where all we can do is cry. Jesus even cried when Lazarus died (John 11:35). God doesn’t expect us to be emotionless people; we have feelings just like God has feelings. Crying is sometimes necessary to get the help we need. David is a great example…

Sometimes It’s Good To Take A Break

I haven’t written a new blog post in over a week (previous ones submitted to ScottRoberts.org recently were written at an earlier time). I have been a bit burned out on posting, but I have been still writing. I love crafting posts concerning my spiritual journey, but I know posting several blog pieces a day isn’t sustainable for me, so I looked into other ways to make money as a writer. One very lucrative niche is penning case studies. I’m…
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Self-Care – Be Kind To Yourself

Be kind to yourself. I know in Biblical, orthodox Christianity we tend to disparage high self-esteem – and justifiably so, for it leads to self-centeredness, vanity, self-reliance, and eventually, idolatry. But we should still be kind to ourselves. Jesus is not at all against being kind to ourselves, only against us being self-worshipers.  Know the difference between the necessity of self-care and the dangers of self-love. We shouldn’t be prideful and arrogant, yet we also shouldn’t just beat ourselves up…
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A Good Name Will Take You Far

I have been really grinding a lot on building my case study portfolio. To be a successful freelancer depends heavily on trust. Integrity is important in any profession, but it’s crucial to have credibility in freelancing because it is filled with scammers. It takes a lot of work to find your first client, but you will more than likely have that client for life; once you do, that depends on how well you do at first. In saying that, it…

Our Father

“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” – Matthew 6:9 [KJV] It is pretty typical, but not necessarily untrue, that when our minds consider God being the Supreme Ruler and governing authority of the universe, we see Him as a King in medieval times sitting on a grand throne, in war armor, and a massive sword at His side. Again, this is not entirely untrue because the Scriptures often depict God…
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Hard Work Pays Off

This is a common phrase we say in America, but it’s a true statement. Hard work does pay off, and Scripture proves that in (Galatians 6:8) where it talks about reaping what you sow. In most cases, it’s used in a negative context, but can be used in a positive context as well. Reaping what you sow means you get what you put in. If you’re a slack worker, you get a slack reward. If you are a good worker,…
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The Power Of Godly Community

Being separated from my church in Florida really hurts. I had so much hope that I wasn’t going to have to leave Florida again, but things didn’t go as planned. This past June, I was forced to move back to North Carolina after getting evicted. I miss being in Jacksonville; I miss my church, and I miss my friends down there. As much as I want to be back in Florida, I know my friends are rooting for me. They…

Calm During The Storm

“As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.’ So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with His head on a cushion. The disciples woke Him up, shouting, ‘Teacher, don’t you…
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Don’t Make Minor Things Major

One of the biggest problems people have with Christians is that we make a big deal about things that aren’t a big deal. We are quick to condemn someone for having a tattoo, wearing a nose ring, or being of a different denomination. Jesus never really made a big deal of those things. Yes, of course, we should care about good doctrine, but we can’t let exclude somebody just because they think a little differently than us. Before my mother…

How Christians Should Address Homosexuality

Homosexuals have become more prevalent in media in the past decade. Many Christians feel threatened by the LGBTQ community because of how aggressive gay culture has become in education, movies, TV, politics, and even some churches. Many of these liberal churches have not only tolerated gays as people but blatantly have celebrated homosexuality as an acceptable activity. The Bible is super clear on where it stands with homosexuality (look at 1 Timothy 1:10, Romans 1:26-17, 1 Corinthians 6:9, and Leviticus…

There’s A Devil On Every Level

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all, to stand.” – Matthew 6:12-13 [KJV] There’s a saying in the black church, “there’s a devil on every level.” Satan will do anything to make us feel anxious…

Be A Borrower, Not A Lender

“Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.” – Proverbs 22:7 [NLT] One thing I hate is owing people money. If I have to pay somebody back, I like to do it as soon as possible. God hates the idea of debt because now you have to servant to God and to man, which no man can serve two masters. For year’s I thought I had to spend money to make money, but…
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Great Resignation From A Biblical Lens

If you live in The United States, then chances are you are seeing a boatload of hiring signs. The pandemic has completely changed the way we work, and for the first time ever, employees have more leverage than employers. Employees can remain unemployed to receive unemployment benefits and get paid more not working than they would if they were working. The idea of “man don’t work, a man don’t eat” is being challenged. How should we Christians respond to this…
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Love God Because He Loves You

God loves us, even when we don’t love ourselves! The Bible makes it pretty clear that His love for us is not based on our actions, but His nature. 1 Timothy 1:14-15 says, “The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst” [NIV]. Once…
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Christ, Our Greatest Need

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33 [NKJV] If I am honest, I must admit that sometimes I want what I don’t need, and what I need I do not want. Such is the state of human nature. We can identify with the Apostle Paul when he said, “O wretched man that I am!” – Romans 7:24 [NKJV] This tendency can lead us away from…

The Will Of God Can Be Lonely But Worth It

Doing God’s will can be lonely; not everyone will understand you, and oftentimes it won’t be convenient. I have been in many situations where I was snatched out of my comfort zone due to my circumstances. I just recently moved to Clayton, North Carolina, even though I really didn’t want to. I was growing so much spiritually in Florida. I had made amazing Godly friendships, and I was just getting used to Jacksonville. Still, unfortunately, my financial circumstances forced me…