The Dragon Hiding in Your Desires
Why Temptation Feels So Harmless
Jun 3, 2019
Many of us fail to defeat sin because we refuse to use our imagination. If we could really see what sin will do to us, temptation would lose its power.
Three Ways to Purify Your Thinking
May 20, 2019
Your thought life will not become pure spontaneously. You will have to fight for it. But if you are in Christ, you won’t have to fight alone.
Do Everything Without Grumbling
May 10, 2019
When unmet desire dissolves into discontentment, we grumble. When unmet desire draws us closer to God, we rise in worship.
End Your War Against Weakness
Apr 23, 2019
Your weaknesses are not meaningless, and they are not mistakes. They are given by God. And in the end, they’re for your good.
He Loved the Children to Death
The Unassailable Strength of Weakness
Apr 15, 2019
When God wants to silence the devil’s accusations, defeat the strength of his foes, and shame the wisdom of the world, he teaches the children to sing.
The Good We Can’t Let Go
How to Guard Against Subtle Sins
Apr 1, 2019
If you are on guard against only bad things, you are asleep to half the battle. For many of us, the greatest danger comes from good things we can’t let go of.
The Harlot, the Virgin, and the Bride
How God Makes Us Sexually Whole
Mar 18, 2019
If you are in Christ, a day is coming when you will no longer ache for complete purity. You will see Jesus’s face, and you will be pure as he is pure.
God Awakens Us in the Wilderness
Mar 6, 2019
If you find yourself in some wilderness of life, take heart. Steadfast love has brought you here, and he will never leave you nor forsake you.
How to Overlook an Offense
Feb 23, 2019
We do not overlook offenses by focusing on the offense itself or grasping for some inner strength. We overlook offenses by looking up to God.
You Are Not You Without Him
Feb 12, 2019
You will never find the true you by focusing on yourself. You will find the true you only when you forget about yourself and become consumed with Him.
I Take You
Our Vows for the Unknown Country
Jan 5, 2019
Today, we make promises bigger than both of us. To have and to hold. For better or worse. To love and to cherish. Till death do us part.
God Moves in a Mysterious Way
Hope for the Hard Years Ahead
Jan 1, 2019
We do not need to grasp all that God is doing. In the end, God will show that his ways, so high above our own, were perfect at every turn.
His Heart Is Broad as Heaven
Why God Delights to Forgive
Dec 22, 2018
What makes God glad to forgive you? Not your merits, not your vows, and not your future potential, but rather the worth of the Lamb who was slain.
Give the Gentle Kiss of Honesty
Dec 4, 2018
We hate to receive it, we cringe to give it, and we easily justify withholding it. But love demands it. Give the gentle kiss of honesty.
God Is Bigger Than Your Problems
Nov 19, 2018
When your problems feel overwhelming and you don’t see a way out, lift up your eyes and behold your God.
Roll Your Burdens onto God
Nov 3, 2018
How did George Müller handle the worries of ten thousand orphans? He took them off his own shoulders one by one, and then he rolled them onto God’s.
Awaken Me to Today
Three Daily Reminders
Oct 22, 2018
When you wake up tomorrow, look up to God. Look around to his world. Look ahead to your life that day. And ask God to awaken you.
God Will Conquer All Your Sins
Oct 13, 2018
If you have tasted God’s grace in Christ, and long to enjoy more of him, but carry the awful weight of sin, know this: God will win the warfare he began.
Let Your Dream Small Group Die
Five Ways to Meaningful Community
Oct 2, 2018
When your Christian community disappoints you, avoid the urge to flee. Instead, let your dream community die, and learn to love the one you have.
What to Do While You Wait
Sep 22, 2018
Have you been waiting far longer than you expected? Let Psalm 37 lead you: Don’t fret. Commit your way to God. Do good. Delight yourself in the Lord.
Five Prayers for Those Who Wait
Sep 10, 2018
When you find yourself in a season of prolonged and painful waiting, here are five ways to focus your prayers.
You Can Say No to Sin
Aug 28, 2018
Self-control can feel agonizing — like severing an arm or tearing out an eye. And in Christ, we have everything we need to walk in it.
‘Just a Little More’
How to Quiet Your Cravings
Aug 18, 2018
When we give in and eat a little too much, sleep a little too long, or watch a little too late, we don’t add to our enjoyment. We surrender it.
You Need More Than God Alone
Aug 6, 2018
If you think you need only your quiet time to survive in the Christian life, you’re cutting yourself off from a hundred other means of grace.