Instructive Christian Books in Greensboro, North Carolina
Put your life on the right path with the Christian books from Robert B. Shaw Ministries in Greensboro, North Carolina. Both Created for Significance and Created for Covering are available through Amazon™, Barnes & Noble™, and WestBow Publishers™, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Created for Significance
Discovering Our Human Core Longings, Who Defines Us, and How We Reverse Identity Theft
We need answers—answers that are sure and dependable, answers that bring goodness and contentment. Today, perhaps more than ever before, the human condition has been confused and in turmoil. We are longing for essential aspects to fulfil our needs, but often fall short of the true fulfilment.
We are created with core longings that were designed to be ultimately fulfilled by God. However, we have been hurt by bad relationships, abuse and neglect, unfulfilled promises, and shortcomings of our own. As we begin the Created for series, we will introduce these six core longings and begin with the focus on significance. My prayer is that you will find healing for your soul and restoration for your spirit.
Understanding the Concept of Safety and Covering in Relationships for Men and Women
Safety is one of the core longings in every human being. Safety seems to be more difficult to come by these days. The feeling of safety begins in a family, in the family relationships. Over the last few decades, our society has gone through many changes that have affected people and the way we relate to each other. One of those changes is the growing yet subtle pursuit of self-centered independence.
This book can help us discover (or rediscover) the benefits of living under God’s design, as it relates to the concept of covering. We are all created to be under a covering. God designed us to be free—but not independent! Come and explore, from the beginning through today, how men and women and their families can relate to each other in such a way as to have an impact upon their world. God has covered us, recovered us, and desires for us to be responsible in covering what He has given us.
We have lost our way. Many people struggle to find not just who they are but where they’re going. Today the choices are seemingly endless and vast, making the discovery of one’s purpose more confusing and difficult. Or so it may seem. Men and women are able to choose from so much more of what the world can offer. As a result, people often find that what they choose may be practical but not fulfilling. We often choose what will bring us the most income and financial rewards, which is indeed important, but often at the expense of our passions and dreams—if we even know what our passions and dreams are. People are seeking happiness, when what they really want is peace and contentment.
Happiness is circumstantial and fleeting. Peace and contentment are sustainable and are developed through meeting our core longing for purpose. Codes of relativism and situational ethics have especially clouded our sense of purpose. Yet, there is an answer for us to return to our true sense of purpose. With standards comes a strong, stable sense of direction. The more we distance ourselves from God, the less we know ourselves, and the more confused we are. The reason for our existence, as God has designed, is directly tied to our purpose. Come and explore, and let the truth set you free!
One of the more frustrating experiences we can have is the feeling of being misunderstood. One of the human core longings is to feel understood. We all desire to understand ourselves, others, and even God. All relationships require levels of understanding for them to be fulfilling and satisfying. All relationships require communication. We all communicate. However, we are not all understood – at least not as often as we would like. Fast moving life-styles, constant exposure to media, changes occurring at break-neck speeds all seem to leave the ability to watch, look, and listen to each other more challenging than ever before. We are overly distracted, self-oriented, cynical, and desensitized. We have learned to tune each other out. Having a great deal of knowledge does not always translate into the ability to truly understand. If we would spend the time and slow down the process, we would have a better chance of developing understanding and wisdom.