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Nan's Corner: Against the Tide


Against the Tide - Introduction: Getting Beyond Ourselves

This new series describes how the choices we make in spite of our feelings can make all the difference in the world.

Against the Tide Making Choices We Don't Feel

Our own thoughts, ideas and feelings are often contrary to what God would have us to do. When we are born again, God gives us His power to become truly clean inside and to do things His way. In this article, Nancy Missler begins to explain how.

Against the Tide Exchanging Lives

Living the genuine Christian life is not about doing good things or about fixing ourselves. It is about learning to exchange our life for Christ's, moment by moment setting ourselves aside so that He can live through us. How do we do that?

Against the Tide: Our Free Will

What do we do when our feelings to not match up with what we know is the right thing to do?

Against the Tide: Our Choice is Where Sin Begins

Nancy Missler considers where sin starts, and what we need to do to avoid making sinful choices.

Against the Tide: Our New Spiritual Willpower

As humans, we have two different kinds of wills, our natural desires and wants, and our non-emotional decisions. Making faith choices, regardless of our emotions, is the key to freedom in our lives. But, we need God's strength...

Against the Tide: Spirit of Counsel and Strength

We often don't know what is the right thing to do when making decisions, but the Spirit of God is our Counselor, our helper and guide to make the best decisions for each situation.

Against the Tide: Not Only a Faith Choice, But a Faith Walk

What good is knowing what God's will is if we don't have the strength or the power to carry that will out?

Against the Tide: Single-mindedness vs. Double-mindedness

Throughout Scripture, God is alerting us to the fact that the battle for our lives is really waged in our minds as we are to 'take every thought captive.'

Against the Tide: Single-mindedness vs. Double-mindedness Part 2

What is the key to being honest through and through, a Christian who truly shines God's love with no faking or hypocrisy?

Against the Tide: Faith Choices

How can we choose to do what God has asked, when we really don't feel like it, want to or think it will work? Will God honor something we choose by faith, but really don't feel?

Nan's Corner: Against the Tide: Our Essential M and Ms

Can we choose to go 'against the tide' and do what God has asked when we really don't feel like it, want to or even think it will work? Will God honor a choice like this?

Against the Tide: Knowing God Loves Us

If we doubt God's Love for us, we won't have the confidence to surrender ourselves and each situation to Him in total trust, limiting our ability to love others as well as our ability to experience His personal touch on our own lives.

Against the Tide: The Danger of Emotional Choices

While they may be our first response, emotional choices in our Christian walk, no matter how we look at them, are lethal for many reasons...

Against the Tide Don't Grieve the Holy Spirit

When we make 'fleshly' choices based on our own wild emotions, rather than making faith choices to obey God, His Spirit is grieved and becomes quenched within us.

Against the Tide: Whose Life Will Be Lived in Our Souls (Part 1)

Our moment-by-moment choices determine whose life will be lived in our souls: either God's or our own.

Against the Tide: Whose Life Will Be Lived In Our Souls (Part 2)

Our moment-by-moment choices determine whose life will be lived in our souls: either God's or our own.

Against The Tide The Danger of Emotional Choices

When we choose to follow our own feelings and desires over God’s will, we quench His Spirit in us. This, then, blocks His Love not only from flowing through us to others, but also hinders us from experiencing His Love personally.

Against The Tide Knowing God Loves Us

In our haste to be “like Jesus,” many of us have forgotten the first basic step of the Christian life, which is to know the extent and the depth of god’s love for us personally.

Against The Tide Our New Spiritual Willpower

As Christians, we have God’s supernatural will and power. First He counsels us as to what His will is, then He gives us His supernatural power to perform His will in our lives.

Against The Tide Getting Beyond Ourselves


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