In not realizing how God’s Word is alive and active, many are missing out on personally having the Holy Spirit reveal and teach them His truth.
Have you ever tried to reach someone you love and care about with truth, but your words just seem to fall flat in their ears, like they don’t even hear what you’re saying?
You belong to God and your life is safe and secure in Him.
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.
The thing is, temptations that seem so good, often lose their appeal (and value) once you give in to them.
God's Sovereign Plan (Isaiah 14:24) - Your Daily Bible Verse - June 15
Through the miraculous fulfillment of prophecy, we can see the absolute dependability of God's plan.
I’m especially grateful for what the story of Gideon (found in Judges) is currently teaching me about prayer.
If you're wondering how to truly catch God’s eye, His Word gives the key.
Knowing God’s Word is foundational in being able to recognize what is false.
Since God is a good Father, it is safe to assume His plans for us are good.
What difficult circumstances are you currently facing? Do you believe the truth of Romans 15:13?
Sometimes, the Holy Spirit gently takes us to Calvary reminding us how Jesus forgave us totally.
What if you and I were to adopt the motto: “The Lord is my portion?” Our lives would look very different.
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.
There’s only one way for each life to attain true peace.
The goal of prayer is to talk to God, and for Him to respond through His Word and the Holy Spirit.
All the way to the cross, people made the wrong assumptions about the Man who was the Savior of the world.
What anxious thoughts are robbing you of the experience of God’s peace?
Jesus, through the Gospel, stepped in and more than fulfilled the role that Adam failed.
We need something else, we need Someone else.
What Does Jesus Mean in Luke 14:26?
Have you experienced times in your life where you can't feel God's presence?
So who is this man who was an imperfect foreshadow to Jesus and why should we care?
Do you have a desire to go beyond praying prayers that ask God to answer only the things you think He can answer?
God loves his children. So much that he provided a way for us to someday live with him forever.
What are the circumstances in your life blocking your view of how God is moving?
As new believers we knew God would answer our prayers. But somewhere along the way, we began believing lies from the enemy.
It’s part of the enemy’s plan to make us feel crushed, worn down, and useless. But we have this treasure in jars of clay.
Being able to detect false teaching is important for believers, but sometimes it’s difficult to know in the moment when we’re confronted by it.
This passage isn’t a condemnation of what most women will never be or achieve, but rather, a declaration of all the attributes women already display.
God has made it clear to all who He is and because He has, we are without excuse.
Here are a few things that Paul says to the church of Corinth, which seems to be a timely word for our day.
In the midst of your suffering, cling to Jeremiah 29:11, but cling to it for the right reason.
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.
When God gives you his peace, it transcends everything you’re going through.
We can choose to trust God with our lives even when we don’t like the decisions being made for us.
Here are three steps to take to stay calm in chaotic moments.
We can trust that at the right time and in the right way, the Holy Spirit will tell us what to say and how to say it.
If God only called us to what we felt capable to do, then would we even recognize God’s hand at work in our lives?
What a beautiful word picture for us, as Christians, to live separately from the darkness of the world.
Yes, God cares about our cares, even the littlest ones.
What mighty calling from the Lord do we struggle with most?
For Christians, the “end of all things” ushers in the return of Jesus and the culmination of our faith.
Are we ready to give a passionate defense for our faith?
Though we often don’t understand God’s timing, He always has a plan to work for our good and His glory.
“God of Comfort” can also be translated as “God of Compassion.”
When trouble comes, what is our first reaction? Do we turn to God first, seeking His help?
This is how he designed us to flourish...with a soul rooted in faith and at rest in his plan.
If believers obey Jesus' command to love, they enjoy the intimacy of His friendship.
Seek first the kingdom—not for your gain, but for your good.
Sometimes acting in faith may come naturally for us and other times we may need to borrow our neighbor's faith.
Through prayer, I invite and involve God into my everydayness.
Are our eyes on the stormy sea, on the Son who saves?
A strong work ethic is something to be valued, and is mentioned many times throughout the Scriptures. But what about rest?
There is no more waiting for a yearly ceremony to cleanse us.
We have been given all we need to overcome the world.
We pray that as you study, God’s Word will come alive for you.
The sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Do you ever feel like this? The weight of the world is on your shoulders. What do you do?
We also know we’re not alone because God promised he would never leave us nor forsake us.
The world around us is moving fast, and people seem to be spinning as well. But God instructs us to be still.
So how do you keep from being a stumbling block through your words?
Let’s set aside those tendencies of the old self and put on the new.
You can try and do everything yourself in your own strength, leaving you worn out. Or you can rest and be patient for God.
To say that God is our home means we are totally accepted and safe with God.
Sometimes, like the disciples, we need what we learned during the violent storm for what’s coming on the other side.
Having struggled with anger for many years I can speak to its destruction and the flip side of a life away from it.
Turn your worry into prayers and wait for the Gardener!
Whatever your situation is, you, too, can look right at it and say, “but God.”
Through His blood, we receive forgiveness of sins.
This parable opens with a crystal clear reason why Jesus wants to tell it. It’s a great reminder that every one of Jesus’ stories are delivered with divine purpose.
Next time you're tempted to grumble while serving others, consider it as an opportunity to serve God.
Some of the greatest blessings in this world come from God's power in the midst of trials.
Have you fought all the way through your up look to God?
Time is but a vapor and we can’t get it back. This is the plight and the privilege of motherhood.
Let’s abide, by asking what the vine would have us do to show His love instead.
What does the cross mean to you?
Imagine you receive a sizable inheritance from a rich relative. But despite the wealth, you are still living like you are poor.
God is the only safe place for our anxiety.
Can we get past the affront of accepting a free gift?
Social media can train us to worship the idol of self.
Jude’s warning—written so long ago—still resonates with us today.
What does this scripture really mean?
I found myself chasing things I thought would make me whole.
No matter how dim your circumstances seem, you can walk in the light as He is in the light.
There is no sin that is so evil that it escapes God’s ability to forgive.
Have you ever noticed that however we choose to start our days seems to predict how the rest of the day will go?
Scripture is pretty straightforward in instructing Christians to “Speak the truth to each other."
Today’s key verse reminds us God is with us no matter the situation or moment.
When you study the Word, this pleases God.
What would change in our hearts if we immediately went to God in prayer instead of our neighbor?
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.
It’s easier to become distracted and caught up in what the enemy is doing around us than to keep our eyes steadily focused on the Lord.
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:
If you’re wandering in the desert or heading into a struggle, the song in your heart is there to pull you through.
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...
Some believe if you ask God once, you don’t need to ask Him again. However, Jesus taught His disciples to always pray and not give up.
God promises us that when we suffer we learn endurance. And when we learn endurance, we produce character. And that character gives us hope!
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.
Interestingly enough, Jesus’s last words to Peter match His first.
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.
How could someone love another person, especially a stranger, so sacrificially?
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.
Immerse yourself in the Scriptures and see what He brings next.
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.
Our source of life is the light that mankind needs to break us free from the lies that keep us bound up.
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?
When I am fearful about what I’m facing, the Holy Spirit reminds me of times God helped me in the past.
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.
Will we be people who work till they drop, or people who will take the time for needed rest?
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.
Sharing the Gospel is something all Christians are encouraged to do, but what about praying the Gospel?
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.
While the upheaval around the world is causing troubled hearts to be driven by fear, Jesus assures us, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.”
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?
Are you keeping first things, first?
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.
Conviction was instant. What would change if we were addicted to helping the lost find Jesus?
What's the difference between the biblical concept of reaping and sowing, and karma?
You were made for this time and this place in history! What comfort we gain in knowing God has not placed us in our current circumstances by accident.
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.
We miss our own planks while pointing out the dust someone else is dealing with.
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!