Are you ready for some excitement? Ask God to put you in over your head. God often works his greatest miracles just when we think we’re about to sink.
The revival we seek must begin in us.
"Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me; Buried, He carried my sins far away; Rising, He justified freely forever; One day He’s coming—oh, glorious day!"
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the presence of faith. When fear would stop you in your tracks, faith takes the next step. That's courage!
O Lord, help me to be a student and not a victim today. Amen.
Lord, give me the wisdom to know when to act and the courage to wait until the time is right. Amen.
When you are stuck, remember this: God doesn't keep time like we do. Your Redeemer is on the way. He's just not working on your schedule.
There is no substitute for the Word of God.
Jesus is still King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Now and forever. Amen!
Lord Jesus, do what is necessary so that we will be happy with what we have instead of dreaming of what we don’t have. Amen.
Soon He’s coming back to welcome me, Far beyond the starry sky; I shall wing my flight to worlds unknown, I shall reign with Him on high.
Here's a simple formula for spiritual growth: T + HH + GE = SG Time plus habits of holiness plus godly encouragement equals spiritual growth. You could add more to that equation, but you can't take anything away and still grow spiritually. You need to put in the time, build the right habits, and have friends who encourage you in the right direction. That's the secret to spiritual growth!
God Himself will take up your cause if you are not ashamed to take up His.
Learn the Word of God! Read it! Study it! Memorize it! Live it! Believe it! Build your life on God's Word. It's the firm foundation in a sinking world.
May the joy of the Lord be my strength so that I may have a cheerful heart no matter what happens today. Amen.
O Lord, help us to live so that in 10,000 years, we will have no regrets, but will still be glad we lived for you. Amen.
Don't be afraid to give your money away. You can't keep it anyway.
“Now to the one who is able to keep you from falling, and to cause you to stand, rejoicing, without blemish before his glorious presence” Jude 24 NET). No blemish. No fault. No guilt. When we stand before the Lord, he will say, “Does anyone in the whole universe know any reason why this person should not enter heaven?” At that point there will be a loud silence as no one—not the angels or the demons, not the saints or the sinners—no one in all the universe will be able to bring any charge against God’s elect. We are very flawed now, but when we stand before the Lord, all our blemishes will be gone forever. Let that thought give strength to your heart today.
When it comes to judging, be hard on yourself and easy on others. Most of us get that backwards.
"When darkness veils His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace; In every high and stormy gale, My anchor holds within the veil."
When chaos breaks out on earth, perfect peace reigns in heaven.
“Stand up, stand up for Jesus, The strife will not be long. This day the noise of battle, The next the victor’s song.”
Never apologize for desperation. The Red Sea didn't part for Moses until there was no other way.
It’s possible you know more than God about how to run the universe, but I doubt it.
Most of the time we will never know the answer to the question “Why?” God never asks us to understand, but only to trust Him despite our doubts. Peace comes when we finally realize we don’t have to have all the answers. The edges of life will often be blurry, but the center is clear, and it points to the Cross.
Perhaps you are the first Christian in your family or the first one in several generations. Are you worried about whether your children will follow you? The best thing parents can do for their sons or daughters is to give them an example worth following.
God loves you too much to leave you the way you are. He is going to do whatever it takes to make you holy. That includes making us miserable when we sin so that we will hunger for something better.
In the end, it will not be what we know, but who we know that makes the difference. If we know Jesus, we will go to heaven. If we do not know Him, how we get there will make no difference because we won’t be making the trip.
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
Be yourself and do what God has called you to do. Just keep on doing it day in and day out. That’s what perseverance is all about.
"Still, my soul will sing Your praise unending Ten thousand years And then forevermore."
Don't put off serving the Lord. Don't wait to pray. Don't hope for a better day to share the Good News. Do it today! It might be your last chance.
“Salvation is not a reward for the righteous; it is a gift for the guilty.” Steven Lawson
God often gives us more than we can bear, but he never gives us more than he can bear.
Not everyone will love you when you speak the truth. Speak it anyway.
If we know the Lord, we have everything we need now and forever.
Lord Jesus, help me to be quick to repent and quick to forgive lest I stumble under the weight of my own sin or the sins of others against me. Amen.
“We have this hope as an anchor for the Soul, firm and secure” (Hebrews 6:19). In stormy weather, it’s not the size of the boat that matters. You need a strong anchor that will never move an inch, even when the wind howls and the waves pound the hull. Jesus is the true anchor for the soul. Rest in him. When the storms have passed, your anchor will still be holding fast.
God is good, All the time, In every situation, No matter what. I am a witness!
Ruler of my life, help me to choose happiness today. Amen.