I've discovered that things in your life will change when you first change your mind.
How would you like to live on vacation? You can…if you'll learn how to really enter the rest of God.
I'm talking about the tests of life! We all face them. It's just part of being a Christian in a fallen world. There are many kinds of tests. Here are just a few: Forgiveness Test, Not Complaining Test
Life is hard, but God is good. Have you ever heard that phrase before?
Weary is defined as "exhausted in strength, endurance, vigor, or freshness; having one's patience, tolerance, or pleasure exhausted."
Most people go through times when they wonder why, when or what. "Why did that happen?" "When will I ever get what I want?" "What in the world is going on in my life?!" Have you ever asked these questions?
Is it possible to really be satisfied and content all the time?
Are you confident that God cares about you and wants to meet your needs? Do you put your expectations in Him?
The Bible teaches us to live by faith rather than by what we see and feel; however, there are times when God does use our circumstances to speak to us.
Can you be spiritual and intellectual?
At the beginning of the year, it's common for people to think about things they want to change and set goals to make those changes. It's good to "take stock" and evaluate yourself every now and then. We all have room to grow and progress to make.
I used to have a real problem with self-pity. Every time the devil would throw a pity party, I would attend. I remember when God began to deal with me about this…
God's first line of defense – and offense – for every situation is prayer.
Do you ever feel like life is complicated?
I remember a time when Dave and I needed a miracle every month to pay our bills. I had quit my job so I could spend more time preparing for full-time ministry, which cut our income in half.
Many years ago, God gave me a vision of a worldwide ministry. Today, I'm living my dream – more than thirty years later.
I have developed a "life attitude" that makes me more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus.
Do you have hope for your future? Or do you generally expect negative or disappointing things to happen?
I believe that God is more interested in changing us than He is in changing our circumstances.
Everybody has bad days and good days. For many years in my life, I had more bad days than good. I was unhappy and hard to get along with, and I had good excuses (or so I thought) to justify it.
The truth is, the things we say come from something that is formed in our heart. So you can determine where your heart is by listening to yourself.
Complaining is dangerous business. It can damage or even destroy your relationship with God, your relationships with other people, and even with your relationship with yourself.
There are all kinds of trials – sinful attitudes, being mistreated or abused, an accident or health crisis, and on and on.
Why is it so much easier to think about and talk about the things we don't like – the offenses – than the good things?
Exhort means "to urge a person forward." Everybody needs to be exhorted and encouraged – it makes them feel valuable.