Six Prayers for the Half-Hearted
Sep 13, 2018
If you have felt half-hearted in your pursuit of God, here are six prayers that will help you seek him with all of you again.
God Wants You to Ask Again
Aug 29, 2018
Just when you’re ready to give up on that most painful of prayers, God wants you to catch a glimpse of himself and begin to ask again.
Be Content with What You Have
Aug 22, 2018
Contentment is not simply about settling for what we have, but about trusting in what God has said.
Even When the Worst Happens
Aug 19, 2018
Christ will never be truly sweet to us while we’re alive here on earth unless we believe that life will get better with him after we die.
Ask Someone Older Than You
Aug 15, 2018
Satan wants you to make your next major decision all by yourself. If you want to choose wisely, lean on God and ask someone older than you.
What Do You Feed Your Eyes?
Aug 8, 2018
Our eyes are not neutral. They influence and even drive our hearts. Where they wander, the heart quickly follows, and often falls.
Three Good Reasons You’re Not Happy
Aug 1, 2018
Every temporary good — and they are all temporary here on earth — is an appetizer for the eternal. The partial was meant to prepare us for something perfect.
The Morning Before a Sexual Fall
How the Battle for Purity Is Lost
Jul 25, 2018
Delight yourself in the words of God, and he will deliver you from the sweet, smooth, and lethal words of sexual temptation.
The Good Father of the Spiritually Fatherless
Jul 18, 2018
Sons and daughters without a godly or loving human father are not lost for love, because God loves to father the fatherless.
The War for Inner Peace
How Desperation Fuels Contentment
Jun 27, 2018
The paradox of true inner peace is that, for now, the contentment is mingled with desperation.
Fill Our Hearts Till They Break
Jun 20, 2018
If anxiety threatens to stifle your joy in God or undermine your confidence in him, lift your eyes up from your problems and look closer at all that he has made.
God Is Not Afraid of the Dark
Jun 17, 2018
God is not afraid of the darkness in this world, and he is not afraid of the darkness in you.
When God Withholds Something Good
Jun 6, 2018
Do you want something from God more than you want God himself? He might give you what you want, and withhold himself.
He Will Carry You Through the Fire
May 30, 2018
Our God does everything he promises, in every circumstance, at all times. When life gets hard, he is wooing us to lean harder on him.
God, I Want to See More
May 20, 2018
God is not done showing us himself when we first believe the gospel. There will always be new aspects to know and love about him, if we have eyes to see.
Is My Reformed Theology Sick?
The Best Test of Spiritual Integrity
May 9, 2018
If studying the Bible and theology means we pray less, we may be reading and learning and knowing, but not with our hearts.
The Wall Between You and God’s Will
Apr 25, 2018
If we want to see the heights of God’s will for us, we need to begin to think less highly of ourselves.
How to Almost Follow Jesus
Apr 12, 2018
Followers of Jesus are not clinging to the loves we had before we met him, but submitting every other love to our new first and greatest love.
What James Earl Ray Meant for Evil
Apr 4, 2018
Fifty years ago today: What James Earl Ray meant for evil — and it indeed was evil at every conceivable level — God has worked for good.
For God So Loved His Worth
The Temptation to Make Holy Week About Me
Mar 28, 2018
God’s glory shines brightest, and our joy runs deepest, when the story of his love for us says something breathtaking about him.
Are You Pretending to Be Happy?
Mar 14, 2018
Why are so many Christians pretending to be happy? Because deep down they believe the lie that choosing Christ means forfeiting happiness.
When I Am Afraid
Mar 9, 2018
Instead of staring at the terrifying mountains in your life, set your mind on all that God has promised to those who love him.
I Will Not Lie with You
Mar 5, 2018
If you want to stay out of bed with someone else’s wife, make yourself as happy as humanly possible in God.
Killing Sin Does Not Make You New
Feb 25, 2018
If we boil the Christian life down to simply killing sin, we rob ourselves of the deepest hope and highest joys.