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.
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.