Sanctification

True Simplicity

By  Kayla Colvin  
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 6 

Simplicity: It’s a word often used in today’s world. Minimalism is trending, and  “the simple life”  is dangerously close to idolization for most. Pinterest and Instagram are full of examples and tutorials on how to simplify. …

When Jealousy Pervades the Heart 

By Jana White   
Editor for The Daily Grace Co. 

There are many threats to a church and community of believers. The enemy would like nothing more than for the reputation of a community of believers, and therefore, the reputation of Christ, to be marred due to dissension and contempt.…

Preaching the Gospel to Yourself

By Stefanie Boyles  
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co.  

I used to think the gospel was just for unbelievers. It was the good news for salvation and not much more. But as I grew in my understanding of Scripture, I realized that, while the gospel certainly does matter for one’s moment of salvation, it also extends to every single aspect of life moving forward. …

Exposing the Idol of Self

By Jana White 
Editor for The Daily Grace Co. 

I polled some of my sweet church friends and asked them what the Lord has been revealing to them in these days we are finding ourselves limited and at home. They were so kind to be vulnerable in their sharing.…

A Word on Gossip

By Sarah Morrison  
Former Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co.  

I’ve found that believers often forget about the preciousness of bearing the image of God. This image is God’s fingerprints all over us. It’s in the way we behave. It is in the way we interact with one another.…

Break Us Over Our Sin

By Jana White  
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co.  

When is the last time your sin was real to you? When was the last time you saw it as the Father does, and was broken over it? For many of us, we have grown to be content to sin less instead of being sinless.…

Envy: Everyone’s Dirty Little Secret

By Joanna Kimbrel  
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co.  

You scroll through your Instagram feed and see a bright white kitchen, sparkling in the ethereal glow of natural light pouring through the huge window over the farmhouse sink. One child sits on the floor playing with wooden toy cars, while the other sits in her perfectly clean high chair happily munching on raw veggies.  …

Hearts Exposed

By Aubrey Coleman 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

If you’d asked me what the year 2020 would hold, I am confident I never would’ve considered a pandemic. The current state of our country and our world have changed our courses and led us to make huge adjustments in our lives.…

Checking Our Gardens

By Brandy Marsh 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 4 

Spring is upon us and what better time than that of sunshine and new growth to take a step back and check our gardens. Not our real gardens. Personally, if you were to come to my house to check my garden, there would not be one. If there were one, there is a pretty good chance that nothing would be alive.  God did not give me a green thumb, and I’m okay with that.  I can take care of people — husband, kids, family, friends, co-workers — but for some reason watering a plant just does not come naturally for me.  So lucky for me, we are not checking our real gardens. Instead, we should be taking a look at the seed that was planted when we accepted Christ into our hearts. 

So picture this: you gave your life to Christ, God sent you the gift of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit brought a seed to plant inside of you called the Fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 tells usBut the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, and self-control.” 

God gave us a list of nine fruits that would be produced in our lives, with help from the Holy Spirit, to reflect a life with Him. As you read the individual “fruits,” picture each one as a seed, or a sprout, or a blooming flower in your own garden. 

Love: Are you giving love to people whether they deserve it or not?

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