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Armed with His Might

(PART 1)

Often it appears Satan has the upper hand--attacking our marriages, our families, our jobs, and even our identities--causing us to feel powerless and out of control. If we are to walk in victory over the attacks of the enemy, we must recognize that God is mightier indeed! In His Word and by His Spirit, God has given us the victory, showing us that He is not only with us, but also working through us, no matter what we face.


READ
: 2 Cor. 10:4; 2 Cor. 13:3; Eph. 1:19; 2 Thess. 1:7; 1 John 4:4; Phil. 4:13.

HEART ISSUE: Instead of spending time entertaining what the enemy has done to you, why not spend that time reading God's Word and seeing how mighty in spirit God can equip you to be!
PRAYER FOCUS:
Father, help me to stop believing the lies of the enemy and judging how bad things are by the way they look now. Let me become mighty in spirit through the promises of Your Word, which give me peace, victory, supply and hope in all situations. Amen.

(PART 2)

Satan is a deceiver and a thief. He will try to get you to imagine that there is no hope. That is the time when you need to get tough with your faith and turn to the truth found in God's Word. In God's Word, you will find His assurance that not only are you protected from the attacks and wiles of the enemy, but you are also called and chosen by God and strengthened by His might.


READ:
Is. 40:31; Is. 50:7; Is. 54:17; Is. 59:19; Gal. 1:15; John 10:10.
HEART ISSUE:
Can you set aside more minutes in your day to read God's mighty promises in His Word? Consider the result--you will grow mighty in spirit.
PRAYER FOCUS:
Father, thank You for the promises of Your protection, Your presence and Your power in my daily life. I am truly confident in You. No matter what I face, no matter what things look like, I am assured by Your Word that You make me mighty in spirit. Amen.

Read a companion article. read more

Becoming God's Woman




(PART 1)

Once we have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, we become joint heirs with Him and daughters of the King. No matter what you have been through or how bad things have seemed, it is never too late to claim your position of dignity in Christ--as the daughter of the King! read more

Claiming the Next Generation

(PART 1)


Parents and church members are responsible to show young people their value to God, to teach them the Word of God and to provide guidelines that will prevent a damaged spirit or a broken heart. read more

When You Can't Have It Your Way

DOES GOD EVER ASK HIS SERVANTS TO WALK WITH HIM IN PLACES THAT ARE UNCOMFORTABLE AND EVEN UNDESIRABLE? THE SCRIPTURES AND HISTORY TELL US, YES.

One of the most stunning comments I ever heard, almost a throwaway remark, came from one of the most famous ministers in the world. He said to me, "R.T., the more God uses me, the less I am able to enjoy it."

This may be incomprehensible to some, but I know exactly what he meant. God has many ways of ensuring that while we enjoy His blessing, we do not become conceited. read more

Step into the Realm of Glory


(PART 1)

God wants to so possess us that our deep valleys of suffering will be inverted into high mountain peaks of His glory. Great glory is upon the person who is fully yielded to believe God in spite of suffering. read more


Raise Your Shield of Faith


(PART 1)

We often walk by sight not by faith. But faith is the only thing that can close the gap between our theology and our reality. read more

Your Godly Inheritance

(PART 1)


God provides special individuals in our lives to assist us in our spiritual growth. He will lead us to the right spiritual parents as we continue to walk closely with Him. read more

God's Plan for America

(PART 1)
 
Our efforts to impact the world will be ineffective if our hearts don't reflect God's righteousness, mercy and love. read more

Which Bible is Right for You?

THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP IN PINPOINTING THE PERFECT BIBLE IS TO DETERMINE WHAT YOU WANT AND NEED.


The choice is easy once you've identified your specific requirements. The following three basic questions--who, how and what--are designed to help you in choosing the appropriate Bible.

Who is the Bible for?
How will the Bible be used? read more

Don't Let Feelings Fool You

(PART 1)
 
When we follow our feelings instead of God's Spirit, we risk missing God's will for our lives. As women of God, we need to learn how to walk in the Spirit, not in the flesh. read more

When Forgiveness Seems Impossible

WE KNOW THAT BITTERNESS HINDERS OUR EFFECTIVENESS FOR GOD. BUT HOW MUCH FORGIVENESS IS ENOUGH?


Most of us have times in our lives when we are pushed to our limits with regard to forgiving others. I have vowed not to retell my story, but suffice it to say, I had never been hurt so deeply before or since.

I couldn't discuss it with my family members. But one friend from Romania was far removed from the situation, so I was able to tell him everything. read more

Trust God with the Outcome


For most of us, envisioning how God wants to use us is easy. The real work comes in faithfully taking steps each day in the direction of His will.

At times, the way seems clearly laid out for us. But at others we feel confused, unprepared and inadequate.

You've undoubtedly had the experience of ministering to someone and coming away thinking you had utterly failed. But a few days later you encountered that person again, and she told you your ministry was an answer to prayer! read more

You Can Finish Strong

(PART 1)


The Lord desires that we continue in the race appointed to each of us until we see Him. If we discipline our hearts to persevere, we will grow in the knowledge of His truth that frees us from the enemy's traps. read more

Jesus Broke the Curse

One woman's dramatic encounter with Christ shows us that he came to deliver women from spiritual oppression.


We do not know her name. Usually we refer to her as "the woman with the issue of blood." But those words from the King James Bible seem archaic today and make her seem faceless and distant. She was a real person, and her pain was intense.

I sometimes imagine that this fragile shell of a woman was called "Mara"--the Hebrew word for bitter. Chronic sickness had disfigured her life. Yet Christ got so close to her pain that she dared to touch Him, and her healing has provided inspiration for countless sermons ever since. read more

Seven Promises from the Cross

(PART 1)

Freedom in Christ means more than escape from eternal condemnation. We can find hope and peace for today in what was spoken by Jesus on Calvary's cross. read more

Joy from Unexpected Sources

(PART 1)

When we rely on the Lord, His joy will be our strength. Our circumstances cannot so easily overwhelm us. Even when we can't see how, God is faithful to deliver us from every affliction. read more

Lord, Please Change Me!

BECOMING ALL GOD DESIRES WILL MEAN SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION FROM THE INSIDE OUT.


Because of his keen observations of how God works in nature, scientist and educator George Washington Carver probably had as much insight into life as he had knowledge of plants. He once commented on the fact that people often assume, when they can't see anything growing above the ground, that nothing is happening beneath it.

I've often made that mistake in my own life and in the way I've assessed situations regarding other people. Because of the many challenges facing our world and the church today, we may be tempted to think that positive change is a long way off; but that may not be true for the body of Christ or for its individual members. read more

Surrender and Walk in Freedom

(PART 1)

The white flag of surrender does not always convey failure. Our heavenly Father eagerly waits for the day when we surrender our hearts and minds to His cleansing and direction. read more

Time at the Master's Feet

(PART 1)

A major key to Christian living involves learning how to interact daily with God. Studying God's Word and praying helps us learn how to hear and follow His direction. read more

Women of The Word

NEW TRENDS IN BIBLE STUDIES CATER TO THE TIME-DEPRIVED AND THE INTERNET SAVVY.

Women have long been known to be the backbone of Christian congregations in America. According to a 2000 report from Christian researcher George Barna, one out of every five Christian women--or 20 percent--belong to a small group that meets regularly for Bible study, prayer or Christian fellowship. The same statistic among men is only 13 percent.

Unfortunately, family and jobs tend to dictate how much time a woman devotes to study of the Word. As women progress through different life stages they desire Bible studies that are tailored to their interests, schedules and spiritual maturity. read more

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