Have you ever had the pleasure of knowing someone who gave God everything they had, living each day like it was their last? I think we all want to live that way. But if fear gets hold of us or life gets busy, we can get distracted from the dreams and goals God gives us.
All of God's children have faith. The question is are we willing to do what He tells us right away, or are we going to analyze every little thing He asks us to do?
Sometimes God allows or even arranges for us to go through difficulties in this life because it's during those times that we grow in our faith and develop more of the character of Christ. Trials reveal what we really believe and what's really inside our hearts.
God loves you and wants to have a relationship with you. In fact, He will never love you more than He does at this moment, and you don't have to get your life all together before you can have a relationship with Him.
When it comes to your relationship with God, how do you rate it? Do you judge it by how often you go to church? Or how many scripture verses you've memorized…maybe the length of your prayer time? Does any of that really matter?
One thing I've learned over the years is that intimacy with God brings power. The more intimate we are with Him, the more powerful our lives will be. That's because we begin to resemble and act like those we spend time with.
Spending quality time with God is so important. And there are many promises in the Bible about what happens when we do this. For example, Psalm 16:11 says that in God's presence, there is fullness of joy.
Do you ever feel like life is complicated? It's not supposed to be complicated. Jesus gave His life so we could have joy, not complicated and frustrated lives. And complication steals joy and creates frustration.
I think some people don't pray much because they don't understand how powerful prayer really is. The truth is it's one of the greatest privileges we have as Christians.
There are so many things that clamor for our attention and devotion: our jobs, our kids, our spouses, our hobbies—the demands and distractions of life. And we have to be careful not to let them become more important or more of a priority than our relationship with God.
Too many of us are addicted to "stuff." How many people don't have time for God because they have to work two jobs to keep up the payments on their boats, cars and flat screen TVs?
Guilt is a dangerous emotion because it can shut us down spiritually if we let it. We make mistakes and then start wondering where we stand in our relationship with God.
When Jesus washed His disciples' feet, He was doing more than wiping away some dirt. It was a deliberate act that spoke volumes to everyone in the room―and it still speaks to us today.
I used to have a massive problem with guilt. I remember how I suffered with it. It was horrible! Guilt is mainly caused by the way we think about God's expectations of us
What we so often fail to realize is if we would simply do what we can to meet the needs of others, we will be blessed and happy.
We have an epidemic of insecure people in our society today. Many people have an identity crisis because they don't really know who they are and they base their worth and value on all the wrong things
I recently spent some time thinking about what bad attitude bothers God the most. Actually, it might be one that you thought of a moment ago. I believe it's an ungrateful attitude.
Here are seven ways you can immediately increase your peace. Take a serious inventory of what you spend your time on.
I want to ask you a question: Do you love yourself? It's an important question because your answer will determine how much love you are able to give to others.
Did you know that you can choose to live a peaceful life? And as a Christian, God's will is for us to have peace. But many Christians allow their circumstances or other people to get them upset and angry
Do you ever feel fear? We all do at one time or another. Even Christians feel fear at times. And that feeling is never going to go away permanently.
People who have pride don't usually think they have it. It's a weakness we'd rather not own up to.
Have you ever prayed for days, weeks, or even years at a time and still found yourself wondering, When is God going to answer this prayer?
God’s timetable may not make immediate sense to you or the people around you, but remember that His plans are to prosper you, not to harm you
If you want to see change happen in your life, you’ve got to get a vision that goes beyond what you’ve already seen and experienced. And a good place to start is the promises in God’s Word.