Christian Faith

Christian Faith

By Jill Briscoe

When we first come to our Christian faith in Christ, we feel we can conquer the world - with God’s help, of course!  We wonder if the Spirit will be able to keep up with us.  After a little going, a little knowing, and a little growing, we begin to realize this “walk” of faith requires training, stamina, and expertise.  We cannot help asking ourselves the question, “How long will I be able to stay caught up with the Spirit?”  Further down the hard course of life, tripped up by sin, or distracted, like Martha (Lk. 10:38-42), by much serving, or just plain jaded with the constant fight of faith, we find ourselves fervently echoing Paul’s exhortation to simply “follow” the Holy Spirit.

God delights to hear and answer that request.  He wants us to follow.  He doesn’t wish to see us galloping ahead or dragging behind, but following, going where He goes, arching as one person toward the finish line.

The Holy Spirit is described in Scripture as the Helper.  He will not walk for us - He will walk with us and lead us; and make no mistake about it - He won’t stop going even if we do.  There is grace to help in time of need:  strength for the day, confidence for tomorrow, direction in the dark, company in the light - even power to plod - and it’s all within our reach.  It is His to supply, and it is ours to use.

“If we are living now by the Holy Spirit, let us follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.” ~ Galatians 5:25

Lord, I know that to truly live out a life of Christian faith, my faith in You must be real and sincere, or it is worthless. Help me to keep in step with the Spirit and live out my love for You on a daily basis, especially in my home, so that my family and friends can see Your faithful presence in my life.  Amen.

Just Between Us (JBU) has compiled numerous resources to help you in your quest to deepen you Christian faith and grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.  We invite you to spend time reading these articles and learning from those who wish to encourage you by sharing their own personal faith experiences. 

This world is a mess, but Jesus is working - one person at a time - to make all things new. more


Christians often have conflicting opinions about many different biblical issues. Doing what’s right is difficult enough. What do we do when we don’t know who’s right? more


God’s love is a universal language. We do not need the perfect words to speak, for it is not the elegance of our words which matter but it is the heart from which the words flow. more


Use this three-step journaling process to help you navigate the life transitions that come your way. more

Spiritual Growth

Escape to the loving arms of God in a personal retreat - a place where you distance yourself from activities, responsibilities, and relationships and find God’s perspective. more

Relationship with God

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Hope in Difficult Times

How do you get out of a spiritual rut? How do you find yourself delighting in God again? more

Spiritual Fatigue

Obedience to God can be difficult. How many times have you felt called to do something, but shrugged it off? Remember, God often works to answer prayers through the obedience of His people. more

Relationship with God

It’s not enough to be almost persuaded; it’s not enough to sit on the fence and decide that you will become a Christian…later. more


Lord, in this time of New Year’s reflections, thank You for reminding me that the best way to move forward is to follow You closely and to let the Holy Spirit be my great helper. more


Immanuel means "God with us"! Let that reality sink in and give you hope today and as you look to the coming year. more


All of us have to meet Him at the manger. We have to decide who this baby Jesus is. Who do you say He is? And, who do you need to share the truth of the gospel with this Christmas season? more


Ten tips for celebrating Christmas and making your holidays more merry and meaningful. more


In advent, God comes to earth and welcomes us to heaven in a holy mystery beyond words or reason. In advent, God chases us down, coming after us to bring us back. more


Christmas is a season of giving. Many of God’s people throughout time thought about God’s special gift of His son and offered their own gifts in thankful response. more


As we walk a step at a time in obedience to God’s call, we will find that the power is there for that one step, and for all steps ahead as we strive to live in God's will. more

God's Will

If we are to become a Christian woman of influence we need to study, observe and apply Jesus' example and life-changing principles for making a lasting difference in the lives of others. more

Finding Purpose

How do you love someone who has hurt you? Look at the way God demonstrates love to all; it's agape love - love given freely, without conditions, limits, or boundaries. more

Relationship Health

Carol Barnier shares her journey from a Christian home to Atheism and back to the Christian faith. more

Parenting Advice

I’m sure God had chosen Mary to bear Jesus, yet he allows us to choose to be chosen - to yield our bodies, our whole lives, to do His will. more