29 results for tag: Spiritual Growth


He Provided All My Needs

By Sarah Hardison Five months ago I had $23.00 to my name. I had used everything except travel money to make it up to CBM National Headquarters, in Townsend, TN. The only thing I knew was the Lord had called me to this internship and I had to trust He would provide. There have been many occasions where God has provided for me since starting this internship. One sticks out among the rest. On February 21, 2019, I had been earnestly praying and seeking the Lord for people to financially support me each month. I was feeling discouraged and began to worry about if I was going to have enough money to make it to next month. I asked the Lord to ...

Initiative: Stepping Up to Step In

By Chelsea Mills Let’s first answer the question: “What is initiative?” I looked up the definition and it said that initiative is the ability to assess and initiate things independently. Another definition was the power or opportunity to act or take charge before others do. WHAT! ME? TAKE CHARGE?!? Psshhh!!! Like that will ever happen. Right? WRONG!! Let me tell you something about me: I am a very shy and quiet person. I do not like to lead or take charge because I think I am going to mess something up. I do not like to talk in large groups or talk on the phone. It stresses me out like crazy. But after joining the CBM (Children’s Bible ...

Giving God Everything

By Wesley Grizzard What does it really mean to give God everything? This is one I’ve always struggled with. Honestly, I think we can all say that we struggle with this one. Some things in our lives are easy to give to God, other things…not so much. For me, it took me understanding that it’s not about me and I’m not in control, that God is sovereign, that He has already laid out my future, and that worrying about it never got anyone anything except a receding hairline!  We are human, which means we’re flawed. We make a lot of mistakes and we do a lot of selfish things. We want what we want and we want it now! We even pray ...

What Does it Mean to Trust God?

By Dennis Farris If you could run any kind of business, what would it be? Would you run a restaurant, a music store, or maybe a bakery? Maybe your business is successful, incredibly successful, and you make a ton of profit every day. Everyone loves your business, people are coming in from out of town to experience the quality and hard work you’ve put into all of it. You have a decent amount of savings built up and you have your next thirty years of life planned out. Suddenly, it happens. You feel that little nudge at your heart, a little prick at your soul. Maybe it was something the pastor said at church Sunday morning or maybe it was ...

Can God use my Mess?

By Josiah Zannino My church comes down to CBM headquarters all the time for work weeks and that’s how I heard about the internship. I was like “why not.” So I prayed about it, applied, and I was accepted in September of 2017 as a part of Team 7. I didn’t really want to be in the internship. My dad told me I needed to do something and I needed to get out of the situation I was in back in my hometown. I wasn’t truly saved at that point. At the age of 12, I heard the pastor talk about hell and I didn’t want to go to hell. So I was like, “Yeah, why not get saved?” But that is not really being saved. Being saved is knowing you’re ...