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
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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
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.
GOD'S GRACE AND MERCY CAN COVER US AND EMPOWER US TO CHANGE, EVEN WHEN WE'VE BLOWN IT BADLY.
At this very moment, an ancient battle continues to wage between Satan, the enemy of our souls, and the daughters of Eve. Since the Garden of Eden, this enemy has been unrelenting in his attempts to shame, strip and dishonor women in order to challenge God's work in their lives.
Sadly, his most vicious offensives are often launched under the guise of religion. Nowhere in the Bible is this more evident than in the story of the woman caught in adultery. This account, found in John 8:1-12, is an incredible and telling example of the cruelty of law and religion as well as the beauty of God's mercy and love. read more
Have you considered how much God loves you? God is love, and He wants only what is good and what is best for you. Regardless of how things have gone (or haven't gone) for you, God desires to manifest His goodness in your life and do exceedingly, abundantly above all that you ask. read more
God intends for women to play active and vital roles in the ministry. The Bible reveals that women were used in the ministry of Jesus, without prejudice or limitation. read more
Sometimes it is the most desperate places in life where we learn the most valuable lessons. Often, these lessons consist of things we think we know. We believe that we understand what it is to forgive. Mercifully, most of us are never put to the ultimate test. But the Scriptures tell us of the Son of God, who showed us how far love could go. He is our example when we are tried, and by His strength, we can respond in genuine loving forgiveness that is beyond our human capabilities. read more
God's names carry great significance. As His child, You can claim His names as your inheritance and allow their meanings to broaden your understanding of who He is in your life. As you begin to apply these Scriptural names of God, expect to experience a greater move of His Spirit upon your life. read more
Faith needs to be practiced daily, in order to be perfected. Develop the habit of walking by faith, pursuing a disciplined life. Put your faith to good use, and it will grow. Do not overlook the importance of faith in living a life that pleases and honors the Lord.
READ: Rom. 12:3; 2 Cor. 4:17-18; 2 Cor. 5:7; 2 Tim. 1:7. Heb. 11:1-3,6; 1 Pet. 5:7.
HEART ISSUE: Have you spent any time in daily prayer and the reading of God's Word lately? In order to move in the higher places of faith, you will need to tend your faith like a garden, feeding and cultivating it each day.
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, I thank you for giving me a measure of faith daily. In Your power, teach me to cast down the arguments that exalt themselves against the truth. Let me walk sure-footed in the higher place of faith, believing in Your promises that will never fail me. Amen.
Walking in the higher place of faith involves more than the performance of a few good deeds. Faith, especially the higher place of faith, involves our daily commitment to understand who we are in Christ and who He is in us. Our faith will naturally rise to the next level as we believe God and step out on the basis of our covenant relationship with Him.
READ: Matt. 9:29; Rom. 12:1-2; Phil 3:14,4:13; Heb. 12:2; Prov. 4:20-21; James 2:17-26.
HEART ISSUE: Consider the truth that God is greater than any of your concerns and problems. Take time to go deeper in Him. Read His promises and begin to expect your faith to rise to new heights.
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, thank You for Your promises in Your Word. Help me to look forward to the challenges that lift me up to believe You and walk in new heights of faith. Let me never forget that as I walk, You have gone before me and secured my victory. Amen.