Huge thanks to our contributing writer Adeoluwa for his thoughts and insights shared on the Trinity and the person of the Holy Spirit! Preface “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as just as sweet” – Shakespeare A name might do many things: it might be descriptive,Continue reading “The Trinity”
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El Shaddai, the Almighty One!
“Abba” is the Hebrew word for Father. Thus ‘Abba Father‘ means Father Father. A term reserved for the beloved of the most high God, (his children). Galatians 4:6 “And so that we would know that we are his true children, God released the Spirit of Sonship into our hearts – moving us to cry outContinue reading “Abba Father”
The God who sees us and loves us all the same. el roi It can be quite easy to attach our value and worth to what we bring and give to people. But the story of Hagar in Genesis 16 shows clearly that even though she might have been deemed damaged goods and forgotten byContinue reading “El Roi”
Why Do We Lent?
Have you ever wondered why a certain subsect of Christians religiously observe Lent and why we as a body of Christ are encouraged to participate in the Lenten season? This year I am attempting to participate in Lent intentionally this year. One of the things I would like to abstain from is secular music. OkayContinue reading “Why Do We Lent?”
It is allowing the Holy Spirit exercise restraint over our natural impulses, emotions and desires such that our flesh is subdued and our Spirit is heightened. Self Control is Control of Self The self we refer to here is the selfish tendencies that want to grant pleasure to our flesh and human desires. You mightContinue reading “Self-Control”
Typically linked to humility and meekness. Therefore, it is strength under control. It is called the grace of the soul and is grace provided to our souls by the presence of the Holy Spirit. Gentleness being closely linked to humility means it’s not self-seeking and not just solely based on its own self-interest. Rather itContinue reading “Gentleness”
This speaks of a reliable and steadfast nature that is rooted in following through with what we say we will do and in staying committed to the cause whatever that may be. It requires being focused, trustworthy and loyal to the cause. We achieve this by staying committed and in continued submission to Christ andContinue reading “Faithfulness”
Having an uprightness of heart that is reflected in our actions and develops into excellence of character such that we pursue righteousness and can perform good deeds. This can sometimes be synonymous with kindness but essentially anything that is morally right and beneficial. In Philippians, Paul gives parting words to the church saying; The GospelContinue reading “Goodness”
This is compassion in action that requires a sympathetic heart and involves giving to others beyond what they deserve but also what would be beneficial to them. Some definitions have described kindness as ‘possessing moral goodness and integrity and also generously expressing it in our interactions with others.’ God’s Kindness vs Human Niceness At timesContinue reading “Kindness”