The world has a different definition of success than God does. The world says success comes from financial prosperity, popularity, power and influence, relational happiness, intellect and education, giftedness, and strength and security.
We all want all of those things. Universally, we all strive for those things to some degree. There’s nothing wrong with them.
Any given one of those standards can be used righteously. They’re good things, in and of themselves.
But here’s the problem: You can be a total failure in life and still have all of these things. You can have them all and be a failure in God’s eyes. Look at that list above. What do those standards have to do with your spiritual life? Nothing.
Now, consider Jesus. He didn’t measure up to those standards of success. He wasn’t wealthy. He wasn’t popular or influential (at least within his own time and culture). His ministry ended in crucifixion. In the world’s eyes, He was a failure.
And yet our Savior was the most successful person who ever drew a breath on this earth. Which means we need to question how we view success and failure.
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By Napp Nazworth , Christian Post Reporter
Pro-abortion and birth control protesters demonstrate
outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 30, 2014.
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to strike down the "Obamacare" birth control mandate for closely held corporations with religious objections led some media organizations to make mythical claims that the decision will cause horrible outcomes. Here are three of those myths.
Dr. K.P. Yohannan Grateful for Government Response;
Incidents Highlight Need to Address Abuse of Women around the World
DALLAS, | Christian News Service | -- Dr. K. P. Yohannan, missionary-statesman and advocate for the poor and destitute in South Asia, is grateful and encouraged by newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent comments and commitment to addressing incidents of mistreatment of women and girls in his country.
Illiteracy and lack of job skills training for women in parts of the world can limit their opportunities and keep them in poverty. Gospel for Asia works with women across South Asia, teaching them to read and write, and equipping them with job skills so they might contribute financially to their families and communities.
The Supreme Court building in Washington,
Monday, June 30, 2014, following various court decisions.
The court ruled on birth control, union fees and other cases.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
(CNSNews.com) – Within 24 hours of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Obama administration was wrong to impose its contraceptive and abortion drug regulation on small companies that oppose it on religious grounds, two federal courts granted emergency injunctions to seven non-profit groups that also oppose the rule.
Christian News Service/NICAEA poll finds 79% say biblical accuracy is important
OXFORD, Miss, June 10, 2014 |Christian News Service| --The so-called "Year of the Bible" has Christian moviegoers packing movie theaters across the country. Films like the SON OF GOD, MOMS NIGHT OUT and GOD'S NOT DEAD racked up a combined 218 million dollars in ticket sales in 2014.
A new survey, however, reveals the faithful won't be duped by movies that are Christian in name only.
According to a survey of 1200 respondents from Oxford-based Christian News Service and conducted by American Insights, 79% of those polled say "historical and biblical accuracy is important."
Two-thirds (66%) of all adults and 74% of Christians (who make up 63% of all survey respondents) are likely to see a movie related to God.
Roger and Diane Ingolia share their experiences with mentoring younger married couples.
Focus listeners describe how their lives have been impacted by an influential teacher.
Frank Peretti illustrates how the Christian worldview stands apart in a morally-confused world.