Today, I pray that you will join me in surrendering to the Lord, allowing Him to use each experience as preparation for all the desires of His heart for you.
When you get frustrated by the “little” annoyances that pour down and overwhelm your heart, remember: it’s just water.
If we simply move through life without talking the time to ponder and reflect, we can inadvertently live lives that mean nothing to us or to others.
God adopts us as His own children through the blood of Jesus, and says, “You’re part of the family. What’s mine is yours. Help yourselves.”
I’ve been a Christian most of my life. But, sometimes, I have trouble trusting God. Can anyone else relate?
I'm not good enough. Nobody loves me. I'm worthless. I can't believe I did that again. I am such a failure. Sound familiar?
With each hole a volunteer dug, they buried despair and planted hope. With each porch that was repaired, so too a broken heart.
For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son (Rom. 8:29). Time brings things like wrinkles and gray hair, but it also brings perspective. The longer we know Him, the more we evolve into the image He saw all along.
There are so many things that have held me captive in my lifetime.
There have been many days when I've questioned whether I really heard God call me to ministry.
When I discovered your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart's delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God of Heaven's Armies (Jer. 15:16). What if we established a federal holiday to celebrate the Bible?
His incomparably great power for us who believe (Eph. 1:19). It seems as if people have this misconception that Christians are supposed to be happy all the time no matter what the circumstance may be.
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy (Ps. 126:2). Being a Christian is serious business, but there are also plenty of lighthearted moments when we just need to laugh at life.
"Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me" (Luke 10:40). Prior to service, there must be soul and spirit preparation in prayer and Bible study.
Who else to speak God's truth into the seasons of our lives but one who's already walked the same road?
Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith (Heb. 12:1-2). It's difficult to be a character in the grand narrative when you'd much prefer to be the author. But there is a perfect Author who sees the story from beginning to end.
I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me (Phil. 4:13, AMP). Be prepared to say “YES” to the next challenge God lays in front of you.