Today women are breaking through to new levels of leadership, and yet there is still opposition. But God is calling women, like Deborah, to "awake" and claim with faith the leadership potential they have, knowing that they can make a powerful difference. read more
There is nothing so fulfilling as serving Jesus Christ, representing Him with your finest gifts and talents. But perhaps even more important than offering your gifts is humbly yielding yourself to Him. God's Word provides passages that direct you in servanthood, in living a life of yieldedness and obedience. read more
Because of what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross, His grace truly is active and operative in our lives. God's powerful, awesome grace through the Spirit of Christ is presented throughout the New Testament.
READ:John 10:10; Rom. 7:8-20; Rom. 8:7-9; 1 Cor. 15:56-58; 2 Cor. 3: 3-13; 2 Cor. 12:9. HEART ISSUE:Consider what it means that God's grace is sufficient for you? Covenant with the Lord today to live with the expectation of victory in all things because He has given you the victory on the cross. PRAYER FOCUS:Father, thank You for the cross of Jesus from which Your grace greatly abounds upon my life daily. Thank You that no matter what I have done or what I am going through, I can take it all to Jesus and lay it at the cross, where I can claim victory over all things through Him. Amen.
God's laws are external standards, but His grace is always at work within us. God's Word shows us how to live by the Spirit of Christ in all that we do. His Word shows His grace through Christ that moves through our lives, revealing His great presence and power.
READ:Rom. 8:14; 2 Cor.3:18; Gal. 5:24-25; Phil. 1:6-9; Col. 1:26-27; Heb. 8:8-13. HEART ISSUE:When you consider that God's grace moves through the Spirit of Christ, the hope of glory that lives in you, then how can you not have His presence and power in all that you do? If you are facing challenges, rest in the truth that God's grace is sufficient and complete, empowering you to complete what He has begun in you. PRAYER FOCUS:Father, thank You for Your all-sufficient grace that fills me with Your presence, that I might fulfill Your work —always in victory—on this earth. Amen.
Some of life's events can bring us such excruciating pain that we end up carrying the weight of them inside us for years. But God's Word can give us hope for the future and teach us how to receive inner cleansing and healing. read more
Most of the time, we look at trials as a nuisance, a bother and even a curse. But God's Word tells us to "count it all joy" when we fall into various trials, trusting that God has a special perspective—a divine perspective—that will change the way we view our trials and change our lives in a profound way.
We live in a nation of varying and conflicting beliefs. It is a time in history when we must not only be aware of what these beliefs are, but more importantly, we must be certain of what we believe and should be standing for as believers in Christ. God's Word will help us to do that boldly, strongly and effectively. read more
We encounter situations daily when we might not always measure up how others think we should, or how we ourselves think we should. But through it all, God and His love for us are still the same. We are still loved unconditionally and are still covered and protected by His awesome presence!
READ: Deut. 31:6; Deut. 33:12; Ps. 145:8-9; Matt. 11:29; John 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:1-4. HEART ISSUE: Pause and luxuriate in the truth that the Lord loves you very much. It matters not what others think. You are precious to the Lord. Search His Word and you will encounter much proof. PRAYER FOCUS: Lord Jesus, I thank You for dying for me on the cross so that I may live eternally with You. Thank you for loving me through life's successes and failures and for always being with me. Let me never forget Your kindness or take for granted your new mercies each day. Amen.
No matter how far we fall short of doing the right thing (and doing it well in our own eyes and in the eyes of others), the Lord is faithful. He is with us, and will lovingly correct and restore us when we fail. God's Word testifies to His unfailing, unconditional love for us. This gives us great hope as we walk through the demands of daily life.
READ: Ex. 34:6; Lam. 3:22-23; Ps. 23; Ps. 100: 5; Ps. 103:4; Ps. 117:2. HEART ISSUE: In your prayer time, take a walk down memory lane and recall times when the Lord's kindness and mercies were present in your life. Thank Him that He is still the same kind and merciful Lord today. PRAYER FOCUS: Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your mercies that are new every morning. Your kindness and love are sustaining me, empowering me at all times, and lifting me up. I am so grateful that You are in my life, and I give praise to You. In Your precious and powerful name, Amen.
God is involved in the process of your transition, but He also desires that the end result be the best one for you. His Word is filled with wisdom and insight about the changes He has for you. He will guide you and sustain you as He moves you to your next level of intimacy and anointing. read more
As a believer, how is your heart toward God? Of course, you love Him, but how persuaded are you that He loves you and desires to bless you? His Word reveals the truths that will help you guard your heart against doubt and unbelief, so that you may fully enter in to all that He has for you through Christ Jesus! read more
God wants you to trust Him entirely for everything. For this, you will need the guidance of His Word. It will instruct, guide and build you in the faith, so that you can trust a great God for great things—even the miraculous! read more
As a believer in Jesus Christ, you carry His glory within you. Are you protecting it though? Or are you subjecting it to the corruption of culture? Let God's Word help you guard your glory—His nature within you—so that you will be His pure vessel. read more
You are living in a time and season when God is moving powerfully against evil. As a follower of Christ, you are a part of His powerful army. As His vessel, you have the privilege of carrying His glory wherever you go. read more
Regardless of circumstances or people who may be working to malign your dignity and self-worth, you can learn who you are in Christ through God's Word. His truth will give you victory over such things as depression and low self-esteem. read more
Women in the market place are discovering that to be successful they need to embrace the mind-set that God is everywhere—omnipresent and capable of empowering them for success in the real world beyond the church's walls. read more
God not only desires that you be in right standing—walking in righteousness—with Him, He also expects you to do something (from your place of relationship with Him) to advance His kingdom. His Word will equip you to be an agent of change in the lives of others. Get ready to take exciting action! read more
We are surrounded by cultural pressures on a daily basis, urging us to "water down" what we believe and to compromise our very practices of the Christian faith. The story of Daniel is a powerful example of how to maintain your integrity in the midst of cultural forces that would pull you away from your faith. read more
Are certain people or circumstances getting you down? Consider the fact that the Lord really is in charge. It is the Holy Spirit who should lead you and "make your day," not the whims or moods or others or the circumstances you face. read more