Will You Wrestle with God?
Feb 13, 2016
There are times when God only releases his blessings on us after a season of prolonged and even painful wrestling with him.
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.
The Devil Knows How to Discourage You
Mar 17, 2017
Satan’s strategies are sophisticated, but his goal is simple: to discourage Christians. But God has given us a counterintuitive antidote.
I Lay My Life in Your Hands
How Faith Prays in the Dark
Aug 1, 2021
Faith is displayed most, not when the clouds pass and the winds cease, but when we cling to the faithfulness of God in the middle of the storm.
Did Tolkien Waste His Life?
Dec 19, 2014
J.R.R. Tolkien lived in the realm of fairies, fantasies, and faraway lands. Did he waste his time there?
Reformation Day: Jesus Came Knocking
Oct 31, 2015
If Jesus is knocking on our door, let us welcome him in fully that we may eat with him and he with us. Accepting his unsurpassed invitation to joy through repentance and reformation may be the greatest way to celebrate Reformation Day.
The Insanity of Leaning on Our Own Understanding
Mar 7, 2014
When we choose to lean on our own understanding, we act as if we are smarter, wiser, and more authoritative than God.
A Man Among Men
Why Friendship Is Worth the Fight
Jul 22, 2021
It is no secret that many men have fewer friends as they age. It is also no secret that men need good friends as much as we ever have.
You Don’t Need to Understand Now
Mar 21, 2021
We often do not know what God is doing now. But we don’t need to know what God is doing now to keep following him in faith.
Lord, Prepare Me to End Well
Feb 28, 2017
Whatever it takes, Lord, increase my love for you and trust in you, so that I receive every decrease in personal influence with joyful faith.
Weakness May Be Your Greatest Strength
Aug 19, 2021
If you want to know what talents God entrusted to you, look not only to your strengths, but to your weaknesses. Your greatest limitation may be your greatest gift.
What to Do When We’re Prayerless
Jan 23, 2015
Are you wrestling with prayerlessness? Here are five ways into more consistent and passionate time alone with God.
Why Jesus Wept
Apr 29, 2011
We may never get to the bottom of the infinite meaning in these two words: “Jesus wept.” The sinless Son of God cried. Why?
Refresh Your Soul with Humility
Jan 26, 2020
We need to be reminded how untrustworthy our own wisdom is — and how healing and refreshing it is to lean on God for his.
No One Follows Their Heart
Sep 7, 2017
God doesn’t want our eyes on our hearts, because hearts aren’t designed to be followed. They are designed to be led.
My Times Are in Your Hand
Learning to Trust the Speed of God
Aug 9, 2021
Our sense of timing will rarely line up with God’s — and his timing is always wise, loving, and perfect.
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.
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.
Receive the Holy Spirit
Mar 19, 2020
When God gives us his Spirit, he is not just giving us a helper and a comforter. He is giving us himself.
God Will Provide the Ability You Need
Mar 4, 2019
God makes impossible jobs possible not only by filling us with his Holy Spirit but also by surrounding us with others who have the same Spirit.
What Billions Say in Silence
The Deafening Sermons of the Stars
May 25, 2020
The God who flung billions upon billions of stars in the sky in less than one day is the God who bends to hear us when we pray.
Direct Your Heart
Apr 8, 2021
When so many voices are saying, “Follow your heart,” Christians know better than to trust all of our impulses and desires.
You Don’t Have to Know God’s Will
May 30, 2016
You don’t have to know God’s will if you are confident in God’s word.
We Should Pray for Healing
Oct 9, 2015
The New Testament instructs us to ask God to distribute healing for the glory of Jesus. So we should earnestly desire this gift.
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