There Is Encouragement
There Is Encouragement

There Is Encouragement

Stories to equip, encourage, and make you think about your walk in the Lord.

The Meaning of Blessing - We Have No Idea How Much We Have in Christ

4 Jul 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Vytas

Billions of dollars fade in comparison to the wealth every Christian possesses. It is better than worldly riches. Our mind struggles to accept the reality that the Gospel has brought. All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has bl...

Don't Be Stuck In the Old, New Covenant Radically Changes Human Heart

3 Jul 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Vytas

The human heart is the most deceitful of all things and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? (Jeremiah 17:9, NLT). I’ve seen this verse pulled out and quoted numerous times. So many people think we should not follow our hearts because...

Unexpected Lessons on Faithfulness From a Bug Net

2 Jul 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Vytas

I have a net in my balcony preventing UFOs from flying in. It is just a bug net protecting me from every uninvited flying object. Apart from the lesson that the wind has anger issues, I noticed a more spiritual meaning behind the hanging net. It taug...

Truth Befriends Critical Thinking - One Honest Question Can Deflate Even the Biggest Lie

1 Jul 2021 4 minute read 1 comment Vytas

Every time I read about the riot in Ephesus (Acts 19:21–41), I shake my head. Some people were shouting one thing and others were shouting something else. The meeting was very confused. Most of the people did not know why they had come there. (Acts 1...

Don't Stay Larva, Become a Butterfly And Life Will Never Be Dull Again

30 Jun 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Vytas

Larvae are ugly, unwelcomed consumers of leaves. You would never imagine children chasing larvae. You would never dare to say that you feel it in your stomach. If you bought lettuce and found holes, it’s not a sign of a Swiss quality product. It mean...

The Most Radical Statement in Psalm 91

27 Jun 2021 3 minute read 1 comment Vytas

This year I started listening to the audio Bible more than reading it. It’s an awesome practice for those who have read the Bible a couple of times. Listening reveals details we tend to skip over with our eyes. As I was cooking dinner one evening I t...

What Happened to the Roof of the House of Jesus?

26 Jun 2021 6 minute read 0 comments Vytas

If you ever type “Jesus” in the search engine you will find countless pictures and paintings of Jesus. They look good aesthetically. Although, if you read the Bible slowly you will find that they are far from portraying reality. The idolization of bi...

My Pastor Got It Wrong - Don’t Forget the Giants That Lifted You Higher

25 Jun 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Vytas

Someone at our church was giving praise for the last year's interns. They said it was the best group since the start of the ministry. I was one of them. My pastor looked at me and made a joke that it meant their generation was worse. Although it was...

Your Fragile Life is the Hands of Merciful God - A Story About a Fly That Lived

24 Jun 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Vytas

It seems like this little fly seeks my attention. With a playful buzz, it flew by my face as if showing off its flying capabilities. “Don’t worry,” I thought, feeling less than impressed. “I don’t want to be a fly even if it means I can fly!” I hate...

Discipleship: God’s Sneaky Design Helps Both Sides Grow

15 Jan 2021 8 minute read 0 comments Vytas

A year ago I had the privilege to lead someone to Christ. For confidentiality reasons, I’m going to call him Sam. Encouraged by my pastor to meet him regularly and help him understand the Bible, I set on a discipleship journey. I had no expectations...