The source of your encouragement could be as close as your backyard or viewed easily through a window. Is your faith struggling? Reflect on the power of God revealed in his ability to create.
John 11:25-26 - Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? Lazarus was dead. His sisters, Martha and Mary, grieved his death and sent for Jesus, … Continue reading Breaking Points & Building Points
Matthew 16:21-23 - From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it … Continue reading Hold On Tight!
Stress exposes character. Stress strengthens character. Let patience have her “perfect work” so you can experience the growth that the Lord intends.
The key to redeeming the time is a choice. Let's choose to seek first God’s kingdom during this challenging time. Here are 52 creative ways to connect with God.
Jesus presented his would-be followers with a choice: experience life without him and endure hardship alone or join with him to find rest.
Have you put your unreserved confidence in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins?
There is no other way.
There is no other truth.
There is no other hope.
There is no better time.
Following Jesus is not a one-time decision; it is a choice to daily take up your cross with Christ and follow him. Which way will you go?
People can experience the beauty of his love through the Holy Spirit. Love is produced for God and for others by participating with the Spirit.
Our identity as a child of God and the desire to keep God’s commandment to love assures us that we have a remodeled life that pleases God. Have you experienced love's renovation?
There is great joy in fellowship with other believers, but we cannot let our love end there.
John 14:21 is the open secret to the Christian life. Within this verse are three cyclical steps to experiencing God in your life.
Ah, love. Love has been the abstract of artists, the theme of thespians, the perch of poets. What is love? What does it look like? How does it feel within me? How do you know you have it? We sure seem to know when we’ve lost it or when it’s missing. In the Bible, we … Continue reading A Portrait of Love
Genesis 37:21-22, 29 – And Reuben heard it, and he delivered him out of their hands; and said, Let us not kill him. 22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out … Continue reading Well Begun is Half Done
Jacob isn’t well known for great leadership, but this passage shows us his care for his family. He shows us what we must do as we lead our families.
The end is better than the beginning. Ask the Lord to help you remain patient, wise, and content!
The illusion of control compelled me to believe that I could perfect certain areas of life. I never had total control, and I’ve learned that I don’t need it.
When all my plans were uncertain, one fact prevailed: God will never leave me or forsake me. True to his Word, God showed me that I can face anything if God is my everything.
Several years ago a popular saying went, "What would Jesus do?" The question challenged Christians to examine their actions and to consider if they were reflective of Christ's character. The question challenges our sense of functionality as Christians, in essence asking, "Are we doing the things we are supposed to be doing?" While this is a great, probing question worthy of consideration, let's take the challenge farther by asking, "What would Jesus be?"
Peace does not have to be elusive; we simply must understand how to access and apply it.
While our relationship with Christ provides the overarching narrative for all our other relationships, unhealthy thought patterns and behavioral habits often take time to identify and to change. Ideally, we will learn to view all relationships through the lens of grace and humility as well as faith, hope, and love.
Take ownership of the things in life that matter the most and make the most of them.
The presence of the Lord abounds to all places. The Lord makes Himself available to all people who long to enjoy His presence.
Closeness to God produces the realization that our lives must glorify him.
If you find yourself in the midst of disappointment, redirect your faith, focus, and feelings to the Lord.