Suffering, Perseverance, Character (Part 3 of 4), and Hope

Again, I sincerely apologize for the prolonged delayed in continuing this series. Life is far from boring. It seems that there is always something vying for our attention and investments of our time.

Throughout Part 3 of this series I will focus on the intrinsic value derived from character, specifically within the context of Christianity.

As per usual, I will begin with a working definition of character from a Biblical perspective in order to establish a solid foundation for this school of thought.christ-like-character-title-960x350

Dictionary.com defines character in general terms as follows:

Character(noun) – the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing; moral or ethical quality; qualities of honesty, courage, or the like; integrity.

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3 Confessions by Depressed Christians You Need To Know

This is an excellent post containing a very important message, particularly in light of the numerous misconceptions surrounding this vital topic.
In my humble opinion, the Church needs to be better educated on issues related to mental illness. This is so that we are better equipped on how to minister to the needs of believers who have some form of mental illness.
Mental illness is stigmatized enough in our current cultural landscape; the last thing believers need is more ignorance from their Church Family.

Sorry for the Delay 

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the delay in posting new blog content, particularly with respect to part three of my recent series.  Without trying to somehow justify this delay, I feel that my readers have the right to know of the two impacting factors. Firstly, to put it simply, I have been busy with life in general. Admittedly, however, I do confess that I myself haven’t been granting my blog-content writing as high of a priority as I would have liked. Secondly, I have also been trying to build more intentional relationships among: fellow believers, my unsaved friends, and among family members. I feel that the Holy Spirit has convicted me with: the realization that there is a massive need for organic Kingdom-Building within my community; and the knowledge that after God, family comes first. Therefore, you could safely say that I have also decided to take a form of fasting from this blogging ministry. For those of you asking that obvious question, I do plan on resuming my Blog hopefully sometime this week by continuing with Part 3 of my recent series. In the meantime, however, I cordially invite and encourage everyone to read any previous blog entries throughout this archive. Thank-you all in-advance for understanding and may the Lord bless everyone abundantly!