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God Didn't Call You to Be a Doormat!

Church leaders have traditionally promoted a "false doctrine" of unscriptural, female submission. God wants women to be strong co-laborers in their homes and in the church. read more

We Must Cry Out for Holiness

(Part 1)

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.

(Part 2)

Holiness seems outdated in a culture of situational ethics.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. 

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A Heart that Honors Others

God's Word teaches us to honor one another. We are to honor those who oversee us and those whom we oversee, as Jesus did. read more

Life Can Be a Roller Coaster

When facing uncertain circumstances, we must turn to God for comfort and strength. Honestly confronting our feelings toward God helps us remain open to His deliverance. read more

A Woman's Right to Preach

Opponents of women in public ministry base their arguments on select New Testament scriptures. But the Bible does not forbid women to teach. read more

There is Power in the Blood

Human blood functions as a delivery system supporting every aspect of life. Similarly, Jesus' blood in spirit-form provides both cleansing and power to sustain our spirits. read more

Let the Pain Go

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

Breaking the Codependent Cycle

Codependency usually occurs in individuals who struggle with unmet needs from the past. Discovering one's identity in Christ helps co-dependent individuals find healing. read more

Aren't You Married Yet?

God's Word teaches us that life has many seasons and that God has a perfect timing for each one. We can learn to be content and serve others during each. read more

Fine-Tune Your Ability to Hear God

Learning to distinguish God's voice takes time and practice. The Bible describes several ways we can "double-check" our spiritual hearing without being consumed by doubt. read more

God Wants You to be Helpless

Sometimes the greatest answers to prayer occur when human resources have been exhausted. Rather than fear helplessness, embrace it. read more

Keep Your Mind On Heavenly Things

When we receive Christ as Savior, we become activated citizens of heaven. As we focus on and develop these new identities, our lives on earth will change for good. read more

Are You Feeding Your Need?

Self-control is a neglected fruit of the Spirit. We need self-control to combat overeating and other impulsive sins. Admitting our lack of self-control is the first step toward change. read more

When You Can't Reach the Promise

(PART 1)

When God's promises are delayed or die, our hearts can lose hope. Self-pity then tempts us to mistrust God. "But God" is faithful; He will fulfill His Word. read more

We Need Mary and Martha in the House

Revival involves more than heightened worship encounters. True revival ministers both to God's needs and man's. Our passion for God should include compassion for others. read more

Mama's Praying for Me

Holidays can trigger painful emotions in individuals who have lost or been estranged from loved ones. When hurting, we can turn to the Lord for comfort and hope.

READ: Ps. 23:1-6; Ps. 119:49-50; Is. 66:13; John 14:1-4; 2 Cor. 1:3-5; Rev. 21:1-4.
HEART ISSUE: Who is your heart grieving or longing for? How can the Lord help you find peace?
PRAYER FOCUS: Father of all comfort, please touch my hurting heart. Speak to me and help me resolve this pain. Then use me, Lord, to comfort others. Amen.

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Marriage is Not a Dictatorship

Our understanding of spiritual headship has been marred. Christ-like headship supports women's spiritual development and encourages women to share priestly responsibilities. read more

Don't Bury Your Gifts

God has placed unique abilities within each of us. Success comes through discovering and implementing these gifts. read more

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