Will you take some time to meet with God in nature, or wherever you feel his presence most?
The very same Spirit who raised Jesus, victorious over sin and death, lives in us.
Shame is one of the biggest deterrents of a Christian’s freedom in Christ.
Even when you feel you are in a pit, as the writer of Psalm 88 describes, God is there with you.
Sabbath allows us to “soak in” God’s presence.
As we pray for God’s guidance in our everyday lives, let’s not forget to ask Him to keep our spiritual eyes open.
Paul's charge to Timothy was to remain strong in the battle, steady on the open seas, and faithful in the Lord.
It's easy to jump into "defense" mode. The Spirit guides us to a different path.
Know that God has called you to peace. It’s His will for your life.
These heartbreaking feelings of defeat can shake a person’s faith to the very core.
If we are honest, existence without eternity rubs against the truth we all feel when we stop to examine our own hearts.
By choosing to trust God, you’ll begin to see your anxiety and worry level disappear.
If I did get a yes to every prayer, wouldn’t that make me more of a god than God?
When you feel like the Lord isn’t hearing your prayers, take heart and do this:
Look around as the seasons change and you will see beauty upon beauty emerging from its cocoon.
I have a tendency to seek God in prayer to “help me” or “deliver me." But today, he would remind me that we seek God because of who He is.
Sometimes my Bible reading is alive and full – somewhat like a scenic picture bursting with color. And some days I simply don't know what to read or where to start...
So what is the “day” that Psalm 118 makes reference to?
Revelation tells the end of our earthly story, but it also gives us a glimpse into eternity.
Worship is more than music.
When we feel afraid, we can let God’s Spirit remind us of what God says in his Word.
It doesn't matter if you can't run toward God, or even walk by faith. You can crawl by faith.
If you’re having trouble finding reasons to give thanks but want to follow God’s will for you life, how do you go about changing your outlook?
Here are two ways Hannah’s faith can help strengthen ours today.
Do you realize by doing good, you are defeating evil?
What a seemingly simple, but overwhelmingly complicated verse!
Do you ever feel like you have to pray just right, or it won’t work?
Malachi is special to us now, as we wait for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ the second time.
I’ve thought about it a lot, and read about love and the meanings of love.
Because Heaven is our future destination, how can we prepare on earth for living there?
God gave us a formula in His Word to help us stop the worry.
He longs for us to spend time with Him…no matter how busy life gets!
How are you at bringing peace to situations?
I would like to suggest four questions we should consider when seeking the voice of God.
Everyone has errant thoughts from time to time. If we handle them well and send them on their way, in no way should we feel shame or guilt.
The trumpeting Spirit of God beckons speak to us all.
For most of us, it isn’t easy to be corrected. And whether we receive it or not in the end it’s really up to us.
If our hearts are aligned with God, then our hearts will break for the things that break God’s heart.
Are you worried about your future? If so, you’re not alone.
Here’s the thing about comparison: you’ll never come out pride-free.
Just because the world says ungodly living is ok doesn’t mean the Lord says it’s ok.
If you call yourself a sincere disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, there is no excuse for not becoming a devoted student of His Word.
Our minds will never be fully capable of comprehending Jesus.
If you have negative or fearful thoughts weighing you down, speak these verses.
When God sees His people, He doesn’t see our sin. Instead, He sees us clothed in the righteousness of Christ.
Before you skip over this verse, let’s look at three things most people don’t know about it
When you are in a season of suffering, bring it all to Jesus.
What do we do during the spiritually dry periods of life when we don’t hear clearly the voice of God?
In the current culture, it seems what goes into the mouth is given much more thought and priority than what comes out of it.
Our God is available and he graciously tells us to call on him.
Come. Drink. Rest.
Sometimes I think we make studying the Bible more complicated than it has to be.
Like Abram, I am learning lessons as I walk through my journey. Three lessons that God is teaching me are...
If you're going to do anything for the Lord, know that you are going to experience spiritual warfare.
God’s goodness shows up in our lives every single day.
How do we imitate Christ in our everyday life? Here are three ways Jesus lived a selfless faith on earth.
We know why suffering should be counted as joy, because it will change us for the better. It will draw us closer to God.
The thought of God commanding angel armies to fight for us, yet reaching down in sweet fellowship with us, is awe-inspiring and humbling.
What words are you putting out into the world? Do they hurt or heal?
Instead of giving time and energy to the what-ifs, we can remind ourselves that an unsure outcome opens the door for God to be glorified in our situation.
Have you heard of God’s indestructible hammer as described in Jeremiah 23? If not, you may never have thought of God’s Word being like a powerful hammer.
You, poor in spirit, you feel ill at ease in this world. Jesus sees you, and wants you to know, yours is the Kingdom of Heaven.
What's the difference between the biblical concept of reaping and sowing, and karma?
If you are struggling with unforgiveness or bitterness toward someone, cry out to God to help you.
Once there were two missionaries named Paul and Silas. Life didn't turn out as they imagined. What they did with second best changed the world.
Last words have power. And often, deep meaning and significance.
If Jesus is your Savior, no matter what you are facing in your life, you can set your face like a flint.
The wonderful thing about God’s word is that it is so powerful in changing everything about our lives!
We can start by asking to God help us to be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit in praying for one another.
We’re living in a topsy-turvy world people are more concerned about what they eat than what they say.
It may be surprising to some, but the Bible actually has a diet plan as well.
The joy God brings is able to take away the deepest sorrow.
Because we hear these words recited so often, we can lose the awe that God would bless so extravagantly.
If your plans have been disrupted, instead of turning to fear, choose to trust God, believing He will help you.
Take time to sing in celebration! Jesus was born to save us.
John 3:16 assures us that in the history of the world, not one person ever, has been unloved by God.
Hope is available for the world to receive.
When God says no, He’s not trying to harm us.
This instruction from the Lord implies endless times. Endless grace—like God gives to us.
Even if your prayers don’t release you from the situation, they can strengthen your resolve.
Do you remember the first heard time you heard about Jesus?
Sometimes it really is a sacrifice to offer praise.
We need to always remember this brevity and uncertainty.
God desires for us to wait steadfastly upon Him and be longsuffering with each other.
Like Jesus, God was overseeing your life before you were born.
When was the last time you or I held fast to the words of Jesus?
The Bible says we are completely new creations – we aren’t simply reformed or refurbished. We’re brand new.
Everlasting life for trusting Jesus with ours. That’s a birthday worth celebrating in merry jubilee.
Although life on earth is brief, our future is bright because God has a much better life ahead for us.
Having a quiet time isn’t about perfectly following a list of rules or expectations, it’s about connecting with your Savior.
So how do you ask God to forgive you? Is there anything too horrible for God to forgive?
All around the prophet Jeremiah, the whole world seemed to be falling apart. But right in the midst of this dark time, God gave a promise that still fills us with hope today.
How does the reality of heaven help us in the day to day of life’s struggles? How can it offer us real hope and strength right now?
There may not be a way out of the pain we are in. Not in this life. But even if that’s the case, we have an amazing healing awaiting us, thanks to Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross.
Waiting and hoping in the Lord is something we grow into.
How many things have we poured our time and attention into that are choking out the spiritual fruit we are trying to grow?
Ever increasing lawsuits are evidence of a world of unfairness. Yet as a Christian, what is your response? Have you adapted the ways and methods of the culture or do you trust God in these types of matters?
Here are three questions to help you evaluate your present heart condition, along with three ways to bring it back in tune.
Much of the rhetoric of today has become filled with anger and hate. The Bible calls us to be peacemakers.
Remembering that my feelings aren't my reality is hard for me.
Scripture offers three directives in how to prepare my heart towards an attitude of gratefulness.
It’s not easy to admit we’re wrong. Truth is more difficult to execute than it seems.
I always found it interesting that Jesus thanked God for hearing his prayer before Lazarus took one step.
A prayerful life is a powerful life.
Most never seek God because of ongoing and unconfessed sin.
He could do all things through Him who strengthened him. Sweet and precious experience!
Jesus died to give us grace, and we are called to extend it to others.
Without a doubt, God speaks to us through His creation.
While the Bible holds no information about specific job offers, it does give insight into judging our circumstances.
Do you have a secret place where you regularly go to spend time in prayer with God?
I want to share with you my favorite psalms to read to help me surrender to rest.
Devotion to prayer begins when I make it my priority in responding to everything and anything.
Your success in life is largely determined by how well you adapt to Plan B.
Let’s take a look at our friend, Joshua, in order to gain fuel for our journey in overcoming discouragement.
Whenever the Bible talks about spending time with God through reading the Word, it’s never in the context of a burden.
David's prayer gives us three practical steps to follow in decluttering our hearts.
It’s too easy to feel hopeless and fearful believing there is no one around to help you.
When we fill our minds with the Word of God, we’re less likely to sin.
God desires for us to experience deep happiness. So, how do receive this happiness from God?
Because sin hinders us from ever being able to earn forgiveness on our own, God made it possible for us to receive a gift we don’t deserve.
How can we combat thoughts that who we are and what we have is not enough?
We were made to live in close proximity with each other, so that we can be encouraged when we desperately need it.
Once we accept Jesus as our Savior, everything God sees in Him, He now sees in us, too.
If truth is a fundamental part of who God is, it follows that lying is naturally something that he is against.
God is able to use people, circumstances, and difficulties in ways we cannot even fathom.
We may not always say the right thing to our children. But we can speak life into them here and now.
Sometimes I think we get things backward. We mistakenly think God is good when he answers our prayers.
Call to Him… and He will answer you…
Let us repent and humble our hearts before Him that He might come and heal our land!
“I shall not want” because God, as a good shepherd, will ensure I have everything I need.
More than ever before, we have an amazing opportunity to rekindle an earnestness for the Word of God.
The Bible speaks of the True Light, Jesus Christ, who came to light the way for all of mankind.
No matter what the beginning of our year was like, once the pandemic hit, nothing has been the same. So how do we face each day without worry and fear?
Wouldn't it have been more 'user-friendly' to create many paths leading to eternity with Him?
Here are just 10 of the supernatural ways the Holy Spirit wants to empower you today.
Raising kids is unpredictable.
We cannot dismiss a person simply because we disagree.
Worry is one way the enemy robs us of enjoying the fruitful life Jesus spoke of.
Suffering can be an extension of God’s goodness when it is viewed from the perspective of God and eternity.
Even though it wasn’t my plan to put on a public prayer display during the storm, maybe, just maybe, it was in God’s plan?
Forgiveness and cleansing are very different things.
Isn’t being chosen by Jesus and belonging to Him worth being hated by the world?
All temptation is common. The Bible promises us that we will be able to withstand temptation through the power of the Holy Spirit.
How then do we take it to the next level and begin to go on the offensive against joy-killing thoughts? By purposefully meditating on the good.
As God is reflected in the face of Jesus, so you can reflect Him, too.
Even though God didn't cause our pain, he will refine us through it.
We may feel like God could never forgive us, but like Abraham, we must believe God’s promise of grace.
Did you know every time you ignore His urging, your heart may be hardening towards the Lord?
God is above time. And when it seems as though He is late, this is what we need to remember: God is never late.
We need wisdom to walk in this world. I find it in First Corinthians chapters 8-10.
We’re not equipped to handle anything on our own. The only true peace in adversity is found in Christ alone.
In listening to Jesus we learn what love is, and how we get to know Love.
If John the Baptist were alive today, his message to the masses would be the same message he preached in the wilderness so long ago.
Has technology taken God’s place in our lives, being our number one go-to spot when we have questions or are in need?