May this prayer help you remember to keep the faith in the work environment.
When the Winter blues threaten to steal our joy, remember that God reigns over all seasons, of the weather, and of our hearts.
If you’re going through a season of obstacles, setbacks, and closed doors, remember that both your steps and your stops are ordered by God.
We are told all throughout scripture that the Christian life is not about comfort but conforming to the character of Christ.
It is complacency that robs us of the work God desires to do in our hearts.
It turns out my children were just waiting for their leaders to show them the world.
True peace comes from knowing that every action is lead by the Lord and for His glory!
This five-word prayer has changed me.
Rogue waves can change our life in an instant, no matter how prepared we think we are.
How can you trust that God ultimately has "good" in mind when it all looks so bad?
The key to doing so goes beyond saying a prayer. We must be willing to address our current heart condition and what displeases the Lord.
It was 3:30 in the morning when I received the call that changed everything.
When we’re in the midst of hard times and doubt how things could possibly work out, today’s verse offers the answer we need.
We should make sure we are asking the Lord to help our children fix their minds on Him, first and foremost.
What if the way to staying strong in 2021 is leaning on the only ONE who is strong?
Pencil prayer in on your calendar so it becomes ingrained in your daily life.
To God be glory and honor, in this New Year, and forever.
Don't ever think for a minute He doesn't see you, or care.
Often this day after Christmas can seem maybe, not so sparkly.
It is easy to become offended and angry at false teachers, but we must remember that if we begin to expose these teachers without love, our efforts are fleshly and lack the compassion of the Savior.
God never says we are to forget an offense, but simply forgive it. But for most of us, forgiving what we can’t forget is not so simple.
We could never have predicted what this year would have looked like. But I wonder if wisdom would have prepared us.
For He is Immanuel… God with us. Always with us.
If this were a world of light, it would be easy to see the truth about Jesus.
Let's set aside our fears and move towards Him today, in faith.
As this year comes to a close and we resolve to improve upon our lives in the next, remember the daily privilege we have as children of God.
Instead of striving for what we think will make us happy, can we embrace the joy God offers us in Christ to sustain us?
God is not so interested in whether we "get it all done" with a few days to spare before Christmas. He's interested in "us," in our hearts, in our lives.
In this season of giving gifts, and the hustle and bustle the holidays often bring, it can be all too easy to overlook the greatest gift of all.
If you are consumed by grief this Christmas, you are not alone. Can we just take a moment to pray?
Putting off old habits especially ones that you are used to wearing won’t be easy, but by the Holy Spirit, it can be done.
I long for Jesus! He is the home we can all rest in and run to when we are struggling.
My prayer for 2020 is that we refuse to forget where our true freedom comes from.
Jesus didn’t rule like King David with an earthly palace or majestic throne or royal robes conquering enemy nations through a mighty army. Instead, Jesus came in poverty and humility, to reveal a heavenly kingdom and to conquer the curse of sin through his own death.
This Scripture brings comfort and hope to Christians every day. Sadly, it’s also one of the most misunderstood verses in the Bible.
Though life may try to scorch us, God will see us through and make us into children who are more like him.
What are some ways we can grieve the loss of our individual dreams, especially when the pain hurts so deeply? Here are three suggestions.
If you’re facing challenges that make you worry about how others view you, may I encourage you to turn your eyes to Jesus?
The most wonderful time of the year can leave many feeling depleted and completely overwhelmed. But it doesn't have to.
Missionaries in foreign countries prepare by learning a new language, finding out about that country’s culture, and researching the physical needs of the area. You can do the same thing wherever you are.
Instead of hiding our grief and attempting to walk through it numbly, we serve a God who wants us to break down to Him.
When our faith feels weak, we can do two things.
It was their destiny to raise the Son of God. Together. Their love story is a marriage lesson to us all.
Isaiah 9:6 reminds us we can have hope and joy this time of year, no matter how painful the past has been.
Before busy lifestyles try to steal our time and energy, we can spend a few moments with God every day.
In a world that seeks to crowd Jesus out, where busyness abounds, and hearts are stirred to focus on other things, it can be hard sometimes to choose to keep Him first.
Living with the perspective that everything given to us is something “entrusted to us” by God will change the way we live.
As we grow in learning God’s Word, we begin to see His heart more clearly.
Something God has been teaching me (the hard way!) is that there is no dream that is deeply fulfilling outside of Him.
Sometimes it really is a sacrifice to offer praise and thanks. We’re struggling. We're weary. He changes our hearts. His power, through hearts of gratitude and focused minds on Him, releases the grip our struggles have over us.
We're so grateful you for your amazing love and care, for your mercy and grace, for always working on our behalf, even behind the scenes when we're unaware.
Here are three things to consider when you share Jesus, not only this Thanksgiving season, but throughout the year...
Lord, give me wisdom as I study your Word so that I can discern exactly what you have written for me to understand.
May we stand together in unity as believers in Christ, and pray for God to heal our land, and strengthen His people.
Heaven had always seemed far off in time and space. It was a sure thing but a someday thing, so distant from the busy days of our life raising kids and paying bills. And then it wasn’t.
God knew we would need encouragement to persevere.
It may seem that evil is winning the day, but one day, God's glory will cover the earth.
In every single situation in our life, whether it be a good one or a difficult one, we can also turn to the Lord in prayer.
We need Jesus because we are sinners.
A simple pause to thank God for that one thing in the midst of challenges can change our outlook from discouraged to hopeful.
Father, As I face my fears, when I am feeling afraid, when I am feeling timid, remind me of who YOU are, and who I am in You.
Lord, thank you that what is happening in my life right now did not take you by surprise.
Coming across a scripture I do not understand can be discouraging. But I've found that unlocking the mysteries of scripture starts with prayer.
As we journey through this weird world, we are most certainly going to experience many twists and turns in our well thought out plans.
Don't be afraid, God is fighting for you!
A prayer for Veteran's Day, for all the men and women who serve to protect our freedoms.
If you find praying difficult in the presence of grief, may these words encourage you.
False teaching distorts the Bible and your view about God.
If God has called you to it, hang on. Persevere.
Father, we are living in a day unlike anything we have ever seen before. Help us!
In the midst of the trouble and when life is hard, His peace is there. Rest in this wonderful assurance.
God longs for us to be united with Him in thought and deed.
Today’s verse reminds me to let go and let God do what God does.
I think the ultimate tragedy is when a life has been lived to its entire length and has been entirely wasted and squandered on sin.
God, who would spare a guilty man from excessive whipping so he would not be humiliated in front of his brother, did not spare Jesus from degradation.
Lord, I know that Your truth dwells in a thankful heart.
We are not to withhold forgiveness… ever.
The spiritual life requires time to discern and surrender when it comes to living our purpose.
God wants us to know how to steer through life.
My prayer is that even when I fail at being bold, that those around me can still tell that I have been with Jesus.
My most consistent spiritual discipline has been shaming myself about spiritual disciplines. Is that really what God wants for me?
Our assurance in the hope of Christ will ease any confusion we feel.
Here are a couple of things to remember when you are ready to ask the Lord for help.
So much of life happens outside of our control, but let’s not miss the grace of God.
God created those who hurt us. He has a good plan for their lives.
What if you surrender your situation or problem into the Lord’s care?
I pray we can come together as believers in Christ and teach our girls what our Heavenly Father says about them.
Any time you take a chance, you can fail. But it’s better to try than to never have anything happen in your life.
One of the greatest privileges of my adult life has been to pray for my elderly mom.
However difficult and painful your road, it is marked by the footsteps of your Savior.
Lord Jesus, help us to see your truth as the only truth.
If you've ever felt trapped, imprisoned, or helplessly caught by life, then you share the emotions of David.
A marriage is like a garden. It’s always changing and growing something. Even if it's not what you want to be growing.
Only one thing will fill the emptiness when life’s battles leave us depleted.
A man who seeks the Lord and trusts in His word is a reason for praise.
Rest assured we have the power to overcome whatever we face. We have the power through submitting all to God.
We are often too quick to protest and not quick enough to pray.
When our heart is overwhelmed with the cares of this life, we must take the time to cast them upon the Lord.
What step of faith is God asking you to take today?
God is always up to something for my good. And that’s a much better way to look at disappointment.
We live in a filtered world.
If you’re in a waiting place, know you are not alone. God is right there with you.
Good news: His love never fails.
There is an abundant need in the world for YOU. The world is just waiting to hear from you.
The answer to anxieties is to go to God as soon as you sense a worry.
When we start to mature in Christ, we begin to realize what we’re supposed to fight for.
Here are five things from 2 Chronicles 20 the Lord showed me we must remember when our hearts grow weary.
May you praise Him and trust Him in every season of your life.
A person dedicated to the Lord is like a ship anchored to the core of the earth.
When life feels like a pressure cooker, it helps to remember that people in trouble populate the pages of the Bible.
God’s direction for our lives isn’t always easy to traverse.
Life, like nature, unfolds in seasons.
We may never get recognition for the time we put in. But, there is One who sees us. And He matters most.
God’s hope for us this season is this: He is able.
This story teaches us several life principles to help us navigate hard situations with courage.
I live in this book, with this book, and by this book. Like our verse in Hebrews says, God’s word to me is “alive and active.”
The enemy is the thief of peace in our relationships, but God’s Word gives us the first step to take in restoring peace.
Join me in giving thanks today for our good Father, who never changes, as is always loving, gracious, and kind.
There are things we can do every day and people in arm’s reach to be helped… but God specifically tells us to go out into the world.
Friends, until Jesus comes back to Earth, our Father will continue to see that His plans are carried out.
God pushes us out of our comfort zone to do some major work on our hearts.
May we increase and overflow with love for everyone, not just the people who look like us or think like us or act like us.
We get caught up in our mistakes and failures so easily, giving them a foothold in the mountain of doubt that threatens to take us out and discourage us. But You don’t look at our mistakes like we do.
Hold onto the hand that was nailed to the cross. That hand knows pain like none other. Our hope is in Him.
Prior to reading God's Word, here is a prayer we should pray.
As Christians, we can have peace in making plans for our today and our tomorrows.
Do you know someone wandering around his or her life, trying to make sense of it apart from Jesus?
Often, the greatest blessings come after the greatest times of testing.
Conflicts are fertile ground in which relationships can grow deeper.
Chill out. Trust God. Watch what he can do. He can do it a whole lot faster and a whole lot better than you can do it.
Father, we know our time on earth is but a few words in the cosmic story. Help us to use our time wisely.
The truth in Psalm 121 is that we do have someone who can help us get through the tough times.
Let’s pray now that God would help us take our ‘madness’ and use it for good – to strive to bring the gospel into everything we are and everything we do.
When solutions seem senseless, look to Him.
The unknown isn’t a season any of us enjoy. It causes us to look deep inside ourselves and examine our faith.
Friend, why carry burdens around when you don't have to?
Can you trust this God upon whom you have piled your questions?
Let’s pray and release our reliance on our own efforts, remembering to thank the One who is in control of all things.
Our motherly duty is to show our children the way to follow Him.
If God’s truth sets us free from bondage, that also means this same truth defeats affliction.
f you need courage and faith right now, then invite Jesus into your midst and accept the peace he gives to all who believe in him.
“Take them by hand and lead them…” Instead of sparking their anger, pre-teens need us to teach them how to run to Christ in overwhelming moments.
Heavenly Father, it is easy to sing your praises when life is well, but how quickly we forget when the road turns hard.
Throughout Scripture we are instructed to choose our friends wisely, because with godly friends comes godly wisdom — just when we need it most.
When the rest of the world is saying there's no hope, Jesus is standing there saying, "They're wrong."
People cannot earn Jesus Christ’s love and friendship. He takes the initiative, reaches out, and draws into fellowship those who are willing.
Is life disappointing you today? Cry out to God in prayer.
Have you ever been going strong for days, weeks, even months, until one day you realize you're not?
When we trust in God's promises, we can counteract cynicism and doubt with optimism and belief.
The burden of healing doesn’t lie in saying just the right words. That should free us all up to pray a little more boldly for God to heal.