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?
Why did God provide only one way to heaven? 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.
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.
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.
If genealogies and family histories are fascinating to you, consider looking deeper into Jesus’ timeline.
It's easy to read through the first half of Exodus like a storybook. And then comes the latter half - covenants and law, rules and instruction. It seems so antiquated. What are we to make of all this?
Here and now, in the midst of the “lonely,” the Lord is worthy to be praised.
Do you long to be accepted? Have you struggled with people-pleasing?
Before the Fall, Adam and Eve had a sense of belonging. But after the Fall they felt rejected, experiencing a need to belong.
Show kindness and compassion for all while pursuing justice - this is God’s way.
One of God’s names is Jehovah Jireh which means the Lord will provide, not the Lord might provide.
We can trust God to bless our time of rest and make us effective when we return work.
God became flesh to accomplish your redemption. Have you accepted His gift of salvation?
When our temptations feel overpowering, God provides the way out.
We only see the immediate, but God sees the grander picture.
Leaving a legacy involves far more than handing down a monetary inheritance or passing on a good family name.
Following the Teacher will occasionally run counter to the world around us.
As with any fruit, we won’t see it and enjoy it right away.
The struggle many of us face is how to tote the line between servanthood and bitter martyrdom.
Only God can bring hope to the hopeless, and fearlessness to those who fear.
Here is what truly happens when we practice hospitality: We become the open circuit of God’s grace.
I love how the Lord employed unlikely people to do extraordinary things.
God, in His faithfulness, walks through the wilderness with us.
Trouble will come, but so will refuge for those have set their hearts on Christ.
For Paul, peace was a real and enduring reality in his life, despite his pain.
God allows things to happen in life that don’t make sense to us… but they do make sense to Him.
Proverbs 31:8-9 is a clear mandate to be people who stand up for the defenseless and demand justice.
God's Word tells us Jesus' reaction to being wrongly accused as a model for what we should do.
God's Word is powerful, living, and active.
The thing that God was trying to communicate was that He wanted our dependence to be on Him.
There is a word in the Bible that I’m so glad is there. I’ve come back to it again and again over the years. I have said many times, “Yeah! That’s the word for it. That’s what I’m feeling right now.”
If you, like multitudes of others, believe not choosing God’s way is choosing your own way, you are misinformed.
Like physical fruit needs time to grow, the fruit of the Spirit will not ripen in our lives overnight.
Through His death and resurrection, we know God’s love.
So what is rebellion, where does it come from, and do I need to be concerned?
We may not know the things that are happening in the supernatural as well as the natural realm.
Jesus’ disciples were way out in the sea, and Jesus was on the shore. But He saw them toiling and rowing. He never took His eyes off them.
God is my portion when I don’t have enough.
When called by God to do hard things, we can cross our arms in defiance, or, we can humbly accept the command.
It is quite easy to fool the world around us, but there is One who knows our hearts. And that is all He is really after in the first place.
Here are 4 verses that undeniably describe the Trinity.
The more we realize how much Jesus has forgiven us, the more we will love him.
Of all the beautiful promises in the Bible, a guarantee of our physical safety isn’t one of them.
Teach your child – no matter how young – to recite Bible verses that reflect who they are and can be in Christ.
How are you making decisions in life? Do you believe it’s all up to you or do you rely on God to direct your steps?
In some ways this verse has become so familiar that people rarely give thought to its meaning anymore.
Not sure what the word 'sanctification' means? It's a big word, but it's meaning is simple.
The Bible text is alive. So why do we settle for being once-removed from the source? Why aren’t we meeting God through His Word?
God’s heart towards you is to pardon you and it isn’t dependent on what you did or didn’t do.
When teaching on a specific passage of Scripture, I consider five questions about the Bible text:
It is a daily challenge to not let our desire to “make it happen” blind us from the path God has for our lives.
When it comes to our prayer life, sometimes we start off passionately praying only to end up with route lifeless prayers or nothing at all.
As you become aware of the depth of God’s love for you, allow that realization to become the driving force in your obedience to Him.
God is able to do far above what we know, expect, and even understand. He did it in Noah’s situation and He can do it in yours.
Maybe like me you have wondered in your own heart, is Proverbs 22:6 a promise or just a proverb?
As you go throughout this day, take time to ponder God’s sovereignty. Meditate on the reality that He is in control of everything.
You were made with a hole in the center of your soul that only one thing fits.
Repentance clears the way for us to enjoy restored relationship with each other.
What we get out of the Bible largely depends on the kinds of questions we ask when reading the text.
We know we will end our lives in His arms in heaven. But on our way home, we unlock glory on this earth when we are executing His will for our lives.
"Another generation grew up who knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel."
Jesus has not taken His priestly duties lightly, but rather has carried His love, concern, and ministry to you to the very throne room of God.
If you're wondering how to truly catch God’s eye, His Word gives the key.
Not only is it possible to pray without ceasing, but it’s possible to do so without making any significant changes to your schedule or time commitments.
Journal during the time when you do your daily Bible study.
Have you experienced times in your life where you can't feel God's presence?
Because God is omniscient I can be real. We don't have to pretend with Him.
Who has God brought to your mind recently? Anyone you haven't thought about in years? Take time to consider why you're thinking of them.
Jesus assured them that he would not leave them without comfort. He would send his Holy Spirit to sustain and guide them. And he does the same for us.