In the Old Testament, Abigail, the wife of David, serves as a role model of someone who was victorious despite her less-than-perfect circumstances. Let her story encourage you and help you deal with any difficult situations you might face. Know that God always gives you the victory through Christ. read more
Sexual immorality is a widespread problem in the church. We cannot allow our culture to dictate our morality. We must renew our pursuit of holiness.
READ: Lev. 19:1-2; Num. 25:1-3; Gal. 5:16-25; 1 Cor. 6:18-20; 1 Pet. 1:15-16; Rev. 18:1-5. HEART ISSUE: Intimacy with God demands that we set ourselves apart from the world. In what area do you need to set yourself apart? PRAYER FOCUS: Father, forgive us for allowing the world to set our standards of righteousness. Give us courage and direction as we realign our lives to Your Word. Amen.
Holiness seems outdated in a culture of situational ethics. Those who desire to know God must commit to holy living.
READ: Ps. 29:1-2; Is. 29:22-24; Ezek. 36:23-27; Matt. 5:6; Eph. 1:4-10; Eph. 5:18 HEART ISSUE: Do you hunger and thirst for God's holiness in your life? If not, what is numbing that craving? PRAYER FOCUS: Father, impart to us Your deep desire for holiness. Cause us to hunger and thirst after Your righteousness, that You may fill us completely. Amen.
Every woman has endured one kind of heartbreak or another. We've all had the unfortunate experience of betrayal, and we've grieved over the difficulty of getting past it. As Christian women, how do we process the hurts we go through? And where is our God in the midst of them?
In the book of 2 Samuel, King David's daughter Tamar suffered an unspeakable violation at the hands of her brother Amnon, who afterward, rejected her and cast her away. The Scripture says: "Tamar put ashes on her head and tore the ornamented robe she was wearing. She put her hand on her head and went away, weeping aloud as she went" (2 Sam. 13:19, NIV). read more