What does it mean to be created to worship? How can you please the Creator in everyday ways? You were created to worship. As a created being, you naturally respond to your Creator. To live out this purpose, it’s helpful to understand what true worship is and how to worship God in practical ways. Read more to learn what it means to be created to worship.
What do you put into your spiritual family? What do you get out of it? Experiencing life in the context of your spiritual family is one of God’s purposes for you. Pastor Rick Warren shares four vital experiences of fellowship and five ways to build and maintain a healthy fellowship community. Read more to learn how to contribute to—and be blessed by—your spiritual family.
Why is it important to serve one another? How can we go about doing this? According to the Bible, selflessness is an important quality to have. Learning how to serve one another is crucial for becoming a selfless person, and has the added benefit of improving your mental health. Keep reading to find out how to serve one another—and why it’s important to do so.
How does confidence develop? Is confidence primarily a matter of nature or nurture? Confidence isn’t a matter of nature versus nurture—both our biology and our environment affect us and neither will win out. While up to 50% of confidence might be determined by our genes, that doesn’t mean that any of us are doomed to be under-confident. In this article, we’ll take a look at the role of genetics and environment in confidence development.
What are some strategies of Satan you need to watch out for? How do these strategies present themselves in your life? The main strategies of Satan include self-lies, toxic thoughts, and various mental battles. Essentially, Satan is invested in your defeat, and his primary target is your mind. Knowing about the strategies of Satan will help you to spot them in your own life. Keep reading for the main strategies of Satan.
How do you form a Christ-like character? What tools does God use? One of the purposes of your life is to be like Jesus more and more by taking on his values and character. Because you were created in the image of God, you innately have a Christ-like character in you, but it hasn’t been shaped yet. That’s the work that God does over your lifetime if you invite him to do so. Read more to learn how God develops a Christ-like character in you.
What is a decision group? How can it strengthen your decision-making skills? Thinking in Bets author Annie Duke cites decision groups as a key part of her growth as a poker player, especially when she was first starting out. Having a group of people to help you make better decisions is important, and Duke shares how you can find and engage with such a group. Read more to learn about decision groups.
Do you want to get into investing but aren’t sure where to start? Do you need professional financial help to get started? Investing doesn’t have to be complex. People selling investments profit by making them complicated—they convince you that you need professional help to get started with investing. Yet the actively managed funds they sell are costly and underperform index funds. According to financial blogger J.L. Collins, getting started with investing only requires answering three questions and applying three wealth-building tools (stocks, bonds, and cash). We’ll consider Collins’s three questions for beginner investors and the wealth-building tools below.
Do you know how to make God happy? What are the various acts of worship that please God? In The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren identifies and explains five practical acts of worship that bring pleasure to God and connect you to him. They bring you joy, as well. Read more to learn how to make God happy with these five acts of worship.
Do you want to get into investing? What factors should you consider as you decide what to do with your investment money? How much risk should you incur? Two stages in your investing life determine the mix of assets in your portfolio: the wealth accumulation stage, and the wealth preservation stage. According to financial blogger J. L. Collins, if you are young, you should focus on accumulating wealth. When you are approaching the retirement age, you should focus on preserving it so you can continue to live on it. Once you’ve determined your investment stage and allocated the desired percentages