Is God Holding out on You?
Satan can’t force us to sin. So he tries the next best thing – to get us to doubt God’s word and character.
A Simple Habit to Set the Tone for Your Day
What’s the first thing you think about when you wake up? The thoughts we start the day with can set the tone for our day.
What to Do When You’re Engulfed by Darkness
When we’re in the darkness of affliction, our temptation is to circle the wagons and turn inward. We’re tempted to self-pity and self-focus. To withdraw. We don’t feel like being around others. But God tells us to do the opposite.
15 Things to Recall the Next Time You’re Criticized
Criticism is tough to take, but often necessary. So, how can we become more quick to hear? Next time someone corrects, criticizes, or points out a failure or sin to you, try these tips.
What Do You Think You Need to be Satisfied?
If God is our source of happiness, then nothing can take our happiness from us. If we look to anything else in this world to satisfy us, eventually we will be disappointed, for nothing in this world lasts.
How to Grow Strong in Your Faith
In Romans 4, Paul tells us Abraham “grew strong in his faith” and urges us to walk in Abraham’s footsteps. To believe like he believed. How do we do this?
Wasting away in Old-Manville
Hopefully I have a little more wisdom than I did at age 23, but I don’t feel “old” in my mind. Then I look in the mirror in the morning.
God Prepares Our Works, Motivates Us, Then Rewards Us. What’s Up with That?
When he saves us, God makes us new creations. The great worker of good makes us his workmanship, and creates us in Christ Jesus, the one who went about doing good. God creates us for good works.
What Do You Want People to Say at Your Funeral?
I’ve recently done two funerals. It’s had me thinking about a question someone said we should ask ourselves: What do you want people to say about you at your funeral?
Why We Should Keep Waiting For God
Are you waiting on God for something? Praying and praying yet the answer seems to not be coming? God has a perfect timing.
The Joy of Fear
We tend to think of fear as bad thing. But the fear of the Lord is to delight in God’s awesomeness.
12 Things to Thank God for in the Midst of Affliction
Giving thanks helps us focus on God, steers us away from complaining, strengthens our faith, and brings glory to Jesus.
How Much Power Does Satan Really Have?
Satan afflicts believers. Don’t underestimate him. He’s not an imp in red tights with a pitchfork. But don’t give him more credit than he’s due.
A Good Dose of Self-Forgetfulness
This is gospel-humility – counting others more significant than ourselves. Being genuinely interested in and concerned for others. A good dose of self-forgetfulness.
The One Question That Creates Humility and Thankfulness
What do you have that you did not receive? Think about this today. Turn it into thankfulness and humility before your generous King.
12 Things To Do When You’re Criticized
How do we respond to criticism? I haven’t always done well and I’m still learning, but here are a few things I try to think of when others criticize me.
What Does Your Worship Say about God?
If an outsider came into your Sunday meeting and observed you worshiping, what would he conclude you think about God?
How to Fight the Good Fight for Joy
So how do we experience Christ’s joy now? As John Piper says, it’s a fight, part of the good fight of faith. Here are some ways to fight...
We Know Something Nobody Else Knows
We who have trusted in Jesus know something. We know something no one else knows. It is one of the great secrets of life and one of the keys to consistent, deep, abiding joy.
Holiness Is Not an Option
Jesus commands us to practice righteousness. Both in public and in private. To hunger and thirst for true righteousness. To be holy whether anyone is watching or not.