In honor of the 2014 Oscars this coming Sunday, here’s a post we wrote last year about award season.
Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7
It sounds like such a great thing to do, such an easy thing to do. To release all of our cares and troubles and give them over to God. To let go of our worries, doubts, and fears and live a free and easy life.
Mary is perhaps the most popular woman in the Word. Perhaps the most popular woman in Biblical history. After all, she is partly responsible for birthing, feeding, watching over, and raising the greatest Man Who ever lived and the Saviour of the world. Countless songs, articles, books, and poems have already been written about Mary and there are multiple lessons that we can learn from her life; so, we won’t try to say anything new here. Below are three important lessons we can learn from the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
– Jeremiah 29:11
Encouragement is the oxygen of the soul.
– John M. Maxwell
For many, there is hardly anything better than being told by someone else that we are doing a good job. When we are just about to quit at something, a word of encouragement can keep us going. Someone’s smile can brighten our miserable day. A genuine, unexpected hug can give us the strength to get through a tough time.
Even before we arrived, it was pretty much guaranteed that we would make mistakes. At some point in our lives, we would end up failing at something or disappointing ourselves and others. It shouldn’t surprise us that we aren’t perfect. Imperfection is one word that describes everyone. No one is an exception.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
– Romans 8:35-37