Everything is richer to those who know the Lord. One who truly knows and loves Christ should find joy in everything that he faces (James 1:2-4). God brings to us a whole new way of looking at the world.
You cannot look upon creation and not see the hand of God. You may not recognize it as such, immediately or ever, but it remains the case that even “the heavens declare the Glory of God”
The word ‘theology’ actually comes from two greek words, theos and logos, the former meaning “God” and the latter meaning “word,” and when put together they essentially form “Word about God,” or, perhaps more accurately, “the study, or learning, of God.”
Resolution number five is great for when you’re feeling lazy, in a period of heavy procrastination, or just all around unmotivated. It reads as such: “Resolved, never to lose one moment of time; but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.”
There’s no denying it – our surroundings affect everything about us. Humans are relational creatures – we adapt and connect with others to survive. Our culture defines everything about us from a worldly perspective – from the food we eat, to the way we spend our time, to the people we socialize with, and the people we avoid. Christians, however, are in a unique position – we need to be counter-cultural while maintaining relevance to our surroundings, and we are called to interrupt the social paradigm while still maintaining relationships with those around us.