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.
The Greatest Act of Spiritual Warfare
Oct 29, 2016
Where trust erodes, love withers. And Satan knows it. So he works diligently, subtly, and insidiously to incite the erosion. Because he wants to kill love.
Lord, Align My Heart with Yours
Oct 25, 2016
We all have dreams of one kind or another. The question is whether our deepest desires in life align with God’s wise and loving plan for us.
Judge Not, That You May Judge Well
Oct 21, 2016
Christians are not to judge other Christians. And Christians are to judge other Christians. That’s what the Bible teaches.
Lay Aside the Weight of Lust
Oct 14, 2016
Lust is an ancient and universal sinful appetite. The more we feed it, the more ravenous and perversely diverse it becomes.
Lord, Whatever It Takes, Discipline Me
Oct 11, 2016
Whatever it takes, Lord, discipline me for my good, that I may increasingly share your holiness and bear the fruit of righteousness.
Lay Aside the Weight of Flattery
Oct 7, 2016
Love never speaks in the deceptive dialect of the devil. And a loving person always speaks the truth graciously.
Listen More, Speak Less
Sep 30, 2016
The internet has filled our world with words more than anytime in history. How do Christians navigate all the lies and seed conversation with something different?
Lord, Help Me Know Right from Wrong
Sep 27, 2016
American Christians may be more aware than ever of our need for discernment, but how do we practically grow in discerning God’s will?
Lay Aside the Weight of Thanklessness
Sep 23, 2016
We may think gratitude is a peripheral part of the Christian heart and life, but God says it’s a clear sign of spiritual health or sickness.
Lay Aside the Fear of Man
Sep 16, 2016
What is the fear of man, and why does it have so much power over us? Here are three steps to help you fight for faith.
Lord, Help Me Feel My Need for You
Sep 12, 2016
Whatever it takes, Lord, increase our awareness of our dependence on you in everything so that we will continually abide in you by faith.
Do Not Go Beyond What Is Written
Sep 6, 2016
Church history offers the great reminder that only God’s word can preserve and sustain us.
Lord, Keep Me Desperate
Sep 2, 2016
When are we most prayerful? When we keenly feel our need for God. And we are most vulnerable to sin when we don’t feel that way.
The True Wealth of the Suffering Church
Aug 29, 2016
Too many of us are sick with an ancient disease. The new ‘Insanity of God’ movie helps us begin to recover.
Lord, Enlarge My Love for You
Aug 19, 2016
Joy in God drives the Christian life. Someone who has tasted and seen that the Lord is good has a relentless desire to know and love him more.
Lay Aside the Weight of Moodiness
Aug 12, 2016
Bad moods come and go, making us feel irritable, cynical, or depressed, and often causing us to sin against others. How do we navigate these difficult emotions?
Whatever It Takes, Lord
Aug 9, 2016
It can feel extreme or terrifying to pray, “Whatever it takes, Lord,” but Christians know they can trust God to do whatever needed to give us real joy.
The Cost of Nondiscipleship
Aug 5, 2016
We hear a lot about the cost of discipleship, but there’s an even greater cost in refusing to follow Christ. What we treasure most will decide how we respond to him.
Being Real About Being Real
Jul 29, 2016
Enthusiasm for authenticity is a breath of fresh air, but is our search for authenticity subtly undermining our love for one another?