In a world filled with lustful deceptions that entice and confuse, it is not always easy to know where to draw the line. But God's Word provides a standard that not only will guide us in the truth of how to live, but it will also teach us how to avoid Satan's pitfalls when we are tempted. read more
We have all known pain that was impossible to comprehend. Being willing to surrender our dearly held hopes is something we must do in order to have God's comfort and, ultimately, His best.
READ: Gen. 21:1-8; Gen. 22:1-18; Ps. 23; Ps. 34:1-18; Hab. 3:17-19; Heb. 11:17-19. HEART ISSUE: In her book When I Lay My Isaac Down, author Carol Kent wrote: "Heart sacrifices are empowering choices when we understand that we have made the right decision." Why do you think this is true? PRAYER FOCUS: Father, You know all about the losses of my life. These things did not overwhelm me because of Your grace. Help me to be strong in faith. I trust You, Lord, and I believe Your promises. Amen.
God can turn the devastating circumstances of our human experience into opportunities to display His glory in the earth. The key is to trust what we know to be true about His nature and believe His Word in spite of how things may appear to us.
READ: Ps. 91; Luke 5:17-26; Rom. 5:2-5; 2 Cor. 1:3-11; 2 Cor. 4:16-18; Rom. 15:4,13. HEART ISSUE: Have you walked through great pain and seen the glory of God? PRAYER FOCUS: Father, I am so amazed at Your ability to turn tragedy into triumph. Today I lay down my cares and place all my hope in You. Reveal Your glory and surprise me with Your Spirit's peace and joy. Amen.
The Lord considers souls to be the most priceless treasure of all. His Word speaks of His unconditional love for the world. God is calling us not only to be mindful of our own salvation, but also to be sensitive to those around us—that we might encourage them in any way (by thought, word, or deed) to accept and follow Jesus. read more
We can learn some vital life lessons from the story of Rahab. First, we learn that God can and will use us as the instruments of salvation for our loved ones. And second, we learn that God does not count our past against us when He is planning our future. read more
You are living in a love story. It is your love story between you and your heavenly Bridegroom, Christ! As a believer in Jesus, you are His beloved bride! The Holy Spirit has been sent to you to prepare you for an eternal destiny with Christ. read more
God has used women in very unique ways to foster a move of His Spirit. He has bestowed upon women graces that empower them to be instruments of life-changing prayer, creativity, vision and leadership within the body of Christ. read more
In His Word, God has shown you the right and the wrong paths to position yourself in the place of His powerful presence. These steps, like gateways, will lead you to Him and make you a powerful intercessor. read more
Think of how God has given you a unique sensitivity to life and its daily blessings. Your perspective and the compassionate feelings of your feminine heart are not accidents, but gifts from your Heavenly Father. read more
"Why me, God? What's going on?" Have you ever gone through an unsure time or moments of pain, and you desperately needed your prayers answered?
In those seasons of testing, it is more important than ever to delve into the Word of God and make sure your foundation is secure. Then you will find the strength and courage you need to take comfort in God's promises. read more
We can be the very hands, feet, mouth, eyes and heart of the Lord. As carriers of Christ, we can express His heart to others, whether they have come to know Him or not. God's Word shows us how we can bring Christ into the daily lives of others, through our being available to be used as His prophetic vessels. read more
What are your dreams? God wants you to dream big and pursue things you've not yet done or accomplished. Look to His Word for direction and encouragement. Ponder His greatness, His goodness and the fact that He has promised to give you the desires of your heart.
READ: Ps. 37: 4; Ps. 113: 7-9; Ps. 121: 1-2; Ps. 139:13-14; Jer. 33:3; Matt. 7:7. read more
What if the bottom were to drop out from under you today—and you came face to face with a financial crisis? Would you know what to do or how to handle matters? If you are facing such difficulties, challenge yourself this week to give more time, energy and thought to how much the Lord is your strength and your shield, rather than to how bad things appear to be. If your life is in His hands, then nothing is out of control—not even your finances. read more
You may be facing challenges this week that call for you to do something. But before you act, vow to trust the Lord to keep you firmly in Him. God's Word reveals Christ the Lord as the vine. As you trust and remain attached to Him, as a branch, you can find the ultimate rest. It is not about your doing but about your being in Him that will keep you walking in His victorious peace.
READ: Matt. 11:28; John 15:1-7; John 16: 24; 1 Cor. 1:30; 1 Cor. 16:13; Phil 3:12. read more
It may not make sense to your natural mind when God calls you to do something, but if you keep your eye on Him, He will take care of everything—even the bottom line. His Word will give you great peace as you follow Him.
READ: Ps. 142:3; Prov. 3:5-6; Is. 40:3-5; Is. 42:16; Is. 45:2-3; Matt. 6:33. HEART ISSUE: Regardless of how much or how little you understand of your calling right now, walk in obedience to the promptings of God's Spirit as He leads you. PRAYER FOCUS: Father God, in the name of Jesus, thank You for not only calling me and leading me in the ways I should go, but also providing for me and taking care of everything. I place my solid trust in you, beyond my personal understanding, and I walk in great faith in You, my great Lord and God! Amen.
Regardless of what you are walking through, you can activate the powerful force of the joy of the Lord. Speak life, hope, health and prosperity over yourself and your loved ones. Stand on the vital promises of God and receive the blessings He so desires to give you. read more
No matter what your past has been or what your present situation is, God's best for you is yet to come. If you are a believer in Christ, His great plans and purposes for you are always greater than anything you can imagine for yourself. read more