Through the Spirit, we may become wiser than the most learned unbelievers. They may have vast intelligence, but we have the Holy Spirit.
Are you too tired to pray right now? Take heart! The Holy Spirit is praying for you.
When you are tired, pray. When you are scared, pray. When you have lost your way, pray. God invites us to pray, he commands us to pray, he wants us to pray. So whatever else you do today, take time to pray!
If you want to be saved, I know a name that can save you. If you want to be forgiven, I know a name that can wash away your sins. If you want a new life, I know a name that can give you new life here and now. If you want to go to heaven when you die, I know a name that can give you peace when you sleep tonight, and take you to heaven when you die. That name is the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Call upon his name and you will be saved. Run to the cross. Lay your sins on Jesus. Cry out to him with all your heart. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
"Christianity has died many times and risen again; for it had a God who knew the way out of the grave." G. K. Chesterton
Lord, teach me to pray and give me a heart for prayer so that when I am gone, people will remember that I prayed for them. Amen.
"We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing; He chastens and hastens His will to make known; The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing; Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own."
“A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough” (Galatians 5:9). One sin leads to another. If you don't want to end up in the wrong place, don't take the first step in a wrong direction.
"If ministers wish to do any good, let them labor to form Christ, not themselves, in their hearers." John Calvin Are those who follow you becoming more like Jesus?
We don’t need to know every detail of the Master Plan and we don’t need to know where we will go tomorrow. Our only duty is to get out of bed, get on our knees, and tell the Lord of Hosts that we are reporting for duty.
Father, make me a messenger of hope and encouragement to those I meet today. Amen.
Sometimes we need to correct a straying believer. Sometimes we need to be corrected ourselves. May God gives us grace to speak the truth in love and grace to receive the truth with humility.
Thank God for his patience with sinners! He withholds his judgment to give us time to believe. If God had not waited, none of us would ever be saved.
J. I. Packer uses a wonderful image to speak of God’s love. It goes something like this: When we study God’s wisdom, we learn about his mind. When we study God’s power, we learn about his arm. When we study God’s knowledge, we learn about his eyes. When we study God’s Word, we learn about his mouth. When we study God’s love, we learn about his heart.
"Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise, Thou mine Inheritance, now and always: Thou and Thou only, first in my heart, High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art."
People are difficult. Love them anyway. People frustrate us. Pray for them anyway. People mistreat us. Forgive them anyway. Do for others what God has done for you.
Here are three prayers God will always answer: “Father, forgive me for Jesus’ sake.” “Your will be done.” “Give me strength to obey your commands.”
Faith is not a guarantee but an enablement. We don’t need more faith. We need to exercise the faith we already have.
Lord Jesus, forgive us for thinking that "small sins" don't matter. Grant us the grace of quick repentance lest those "small sins" become "large sins" and end up destroying us. Help us to keep short accounts with you. Amen.
If you’re going to be a Christian, then by all means Live like one, Love like one, Talk like one.
Doubt yourself all you want. Never doubt the Lord.
It's me, it's me, O Lord, Standing in the need of prayer. Not my brother, not my sister, But it's me, O Lord, Standing in the need of prayer.
When you are tempted, run to the cross. Lay hold of Jesus and don’t let go!
If you know Jesus, you have a wonderful life now and an even better life when you die. If you know Jesus, you will die, but you won't be dead. You will be alive with God forever. That's the difference Jesus makes.