The Key to Spiritual Breakthrough
Feb 24, 2017
We will only persevere in prayer when we realize what we are up against. Do not lose heart or give up until God grants the breakthrough you seek.
Do You Think You’re the Exception?
Diagnosing Selfish Pride
Feb 17, 2017
Selfish pride manifests itself a thousand different ways. Here are seven diagnostic questions to uncover yours.
She Still Enchants Me
Feb 14, 2017
Our culture may celebrate the highs of newfound love. But the sweetest of romances are like the best of wines: refined over many years.
Lord, Make Me More Bold
Feb 10, 2017
Whatever it takes, Lord, decrease the hold that unbelieving fear has over me and increase my boldness to declare the gospel to everyone you put in my path.
Your Weakness Is Not Meaningless
Feb 2, 2017
God gave you your finiteness and weaknesses so you might delight in his love for you in as many of its manifestations as you possibly can.
Lord, Fill Me with Your Spirit
Jan 31, 2017
Whatever it takes, Lord, fill me with the Holy Spirit and any gifting you would be pleased to give me. Empower me to worship you and win the lost.
Find Your Self-Esteem in Someone Else
Jan 27, 2017
It takes the body of Christ to understand the function of a part, and it takes all the parts working together to make the body function.
Lay Aside the Weight of Insecurity
Jan 24, 2017
Bring all your insecurities to Christ and, in exchange, take his light burden of grace.
Lord, Increase My Capacity to Love
Jan 17, 2017
Lord, increase my capacity to love until I love you with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength — and love my neighbor as myself.
Four Reasons to Slow Down
Jan 13, 2017
God has not given us any life-hacks for holiness. Here are four reasons why we calls us to slow down and cultivate the spiritual fruit of patience.
One Thing Worth Everything
Jan 6, 2017
We must say no to many other joys to say a tenacious yes to the one great joy. It’s in the selling that the worth of the Pearl is revealed.
Next Year in Jerusalem
Dec 30, 2016
As Christians, we still suffer, still fear, still doubt, and still sin. But it will not always be so. Let that hope flavor the beginning of another year.
Come, Thou Unexpected Jesus
Dec 23, 2016
When the Christmas meal concludes and there are no more presents left under the tree, listen for the whisper to your deepest needs and darkest sins.
Lord, Deliver Me from Indifference
Dec 20, 2016
Whatever it takes, Lord, increase my zeal to do your will and my urgency to make the best use of my time during these evil days.
When Darkness Falls at Christmas
Dec 16, 2016
If the birth of Jesus means good news of great joy, why do we still experience so much suffering? Because we’re caught in the cosmic crossfire of Christmas.
The Wisdom in What God Doesn’t Say
Dec 9, 2016
Living by faith requires that we grow in our trust that God is just as wise in what he chooses not to say as in what he chooses to say.
Lord, Deliver Me from Distraction
Dec 6, 2016
Whatever it takes, Lord, increase our resolve to pursue only what you call us to do, and deliver us from the fragmenting effect of fruitless distraction.
Lay Aside the Weight of Selfish Preferences
Dec 2, 2016
Love does not insist on its own way, but we all do, all the time. If we’re going to deny ourselves for the sake of others, we need a power greater than our own.
Lord, Break My Heart
Nov 25, 2016
Whatever it takes, Lord, increase my distress for perishing unbelievers, the persecuted church, and destitute poor.
How a Heavy Heart Gives Thanks
Nov 23, 2016
Gratitude does not come easily for those us who carry heavy burdens. Yet we can look to the one who suffered more than any of us, and with greater joy.
Lay Aside the Weight of Pride
Nov 18, 2016
Ironically, many of us struggle with low self-image because we think too much or too highly of ourselves. We carry around the awful weight of needing to be great.
Talk to God About Your Anxiety
Nov 11, 2016
Cast all your “what if” concerns on him because only he can give you the assurance that everything will be ultimately okay.
Lord, Keep Me from Wasting My Life
Nov 8, 2016
There’s not enough time to do every good thing we might do. But there is enough time to do what God gives us to do.
Do You Pray Enough?
Nov 4, 2016
Guilt is a terrible motivator for any behavior but repentance. We cannot sustain ongoing spiritual disciplines such as prayer out of a sense of guilt.