Proverbs 4:23 says to guard my heart. But how do I do that when I am dating? ...I’m glad you asked. There are four things you need in your personal life to date successfully. Dating successfully doesn’t always mean the end is marriage. We grow and learn valuable lessons in dating. Dating is meant for learning about a person with the goal of marriage in mind.
I am an artist on a budget, so what do I do? I go to thrift stores and find used canvas. I take the old canvas and turn it into a new creation. 2 Corinthians 15:2, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” Believer, you have been changed. You are a new creation. The old has passed and now the new is here.
My life was feeling a bit out of control. I came to realize my discontentment grew wheels and took me for a ride. I’ve come to realize that there are three categories of discontentment. Are you discontent in the season of life you’re in? You want to finish school, have kids or retirement? Are you discontent with what you have? You want a house or a better car… or if you’re like me you scroll down instagram and save clothes in your wishlist? What about discontentment in relationships? You wish you had better friends or were married? Discontentment in what you have, life seasons and your relationships can cause you to quickly lose control of your life like you're sitting in a runaway shopping cart. Paul talks about the secret to contentment in Philippians 4. It is only through Christ’s strength that we can have contentment. Then we can say confidently like Paul, "My God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus".
When leaders fall, sometimes our faith takes a hit. Let's talk about how and why this isn't the Gospel message. As always, let's look at scripture. If your faith has taken a hit because of a fallen leader, let's go back to the Gospel.
Hannah Lynn hosts Moody Radio’s That’s Real and is an engineer for Karl and Crew mornings. She grew up as a homeschooler on a tree farm, plays the harp (ask her about harp camp), drives a Prius (don’t judge), and started a fashion blog while a student at Moody Bible Institute (yes, that’s possible). Hannah loves to tell people about Jesus—as a seven-year-old she witnessed to her ballet teacher, then she started a Young Life club while in high school. Now she mentors teens with her husband, John, who serves as a youth pastor.
That’s Real with Hannah Lynn gives a one-minute dose of encouragement and advice to young adults who want to love and live God’s Word. Her fast-paced mix of storytelling and Bible truth helps create understanding between young believers and anyone who wants to follow Jesus one day at a time.