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
Are you willing to let God use you despite your tainted past or major struggles? Pat Schatzline shows you how God uses the unqualified to do the qualified work for his kingdom. Let go of excuses, confront your past and rise up now.
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