Thinking that certain facts about Jesus are true is not the same as trusting Him. 1 Peter 2:9-12 Which term describes your Christian life: believer or Christ-follower? A believer can be certain of things without necessarily putting them into practice. But a follower chooses the path of action. What does it look like to follow … Continue reading Understanding Your Call
Be watchful today so you can notice opportunities to influence others for God. 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 Think about everything that contributed to your salvation story. It’s probably not possible to count all the spiritual seeds God used to draw you to the Savior. And most likely, some of the people who sowed them never saw … Continue reading Sowing Spiritual Seeds
On our own, we can never be good enough for a perfect God, but He freely gives His goodness to all who believe. Hebrews 9:11-14 Sometimes comparing ourselves to others leaves us feeling insecure, but other times it stirs up false pride. When we see others being mean, selfish, or lazy, we might think we’re … Continue reading Personal Holiness
At death, believers move directly from life on earth to life in heaven. 2 Corinthians 5:1-9 What happens immediately after a believer’s death? Does the soul enter heaven right away, go to sleep until the resurrection, or suffer for certain sins before coming into the presence of God? In writing to the Thessalonians, the apostle … Continue reading After Death, What Then?
Unanswered prayers can be God's way of asking us to wait for His perfect plan. Psalm 25 What are we to think when we have prayed but the Lord doesn’t answer? As creatures limited by time, we can find waiting very frustrating. However, God doesn’t perceive time as we do. He knows the end of … Continue reading Learning to Wait
"Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." EPHESIANS 6:13 This is one of the greatest of all techniques of mental health. It teaches that when we have done all that we can do about a given … Continue reading Wear The Full Armor Of God
"Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory." PSALM 73:24 Perhaps, today, you have a problem which has baffled you. Try allowing this text to penetrate your mind until it becomes a dominating conception, and it will do some important things for you. It will make you understand that there … Continue reading Got a Problem?
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 TIMOTHY 1:7 Your fears can be healed by this text. It tells us, first, that fear is overcome by power. What power? There is only one force more powerful than fear, and that … Continue reading God’s Power, No Fear
"The kingdom of God is within you." LUKE 17:21 When you are filled with self-doubt, and in the grip of your inferiority complex, don’t give up saying, “I can’t do it, I haven’t got it in me.” You do have a very big “it” within you. You have the Kingdom of God within you. God … Continue reading God Within You
"If God be for us, who can be against us?" ROMANS 8:31 Imagine yourself as actually looking at all your difficulties like an army lined up against you. Then realize you have a backing that can overcome them all.As you face these enemies of yours—discouragement, frustration, disappointment, hostility, weakness—ask yourself, “What shall I say to … Continue reading God Is For You